A flexible organic active matrix circuit fabricated using novel organic thin film transistors and organic light-emitting diodes
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Semiconductor Science and Technology, ISSN: 0268-1242, Vol: 25, Issue: 11
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- Engineering; Materials Science; Physics and Astronomy
We present an active matrix circuit fabricated on plastic (polyethylene naphthalene, PEN) and glass substrates using organic thin film transistors and organic capacitors to control organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The basic circuit is fabricated using two pentacene-based transistors and a capacitor using a novel aluminum oxide/parylene stack (AlO/ parylene) as the dielectric for both the transistor and the capacitor. We report that our circuit can deliver up to 15 μA to each OLED pixel. To achieve 200 cd m of brightness a 10 μA current is needed; therefore, our approach can initially deliver 1.5× the required current to drive a single pixel. In contrast to parylene-only devices, the AlO /parylene stack does not fail after stressing at a field of 1.7 MV cm for >10 000 s, whereas 'parylene only' devices show breakdown at approximately 1000 s. Details of the integration scheme are presented. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.