Combining droplet manipulation by the application of an electric field with inkjet printing is proposed as a unique technique to control the surface wettability of substrates for solution-processed organic field-effect transistors (FETs). With the use of this technique, uniform thin films of 2,7-dioctylbenzothieno[2,3,-b]benzothiopene (C8-BTBT) could be fabricated on the channels of FET substrates without self-assembled monolayer treatment. High-speed camera observation revealed that the crystals formed at the solid/liquid interface. The coverage of the crystals on the channels depended on the ac frequency of the external electric field applied during film formation, leading to a wide variation in the carrier transport of the films. The highest hole mobility of 0.03 cm2 V-1 s-1 was obtained when the coverage was maximized with an ac frequency of 1 kHz.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces