Fabrication of Ultra-Thin printed organic TFT CMOS logic circuits optimized for low-voltage wearable sensor applications

Yasunori Takeda, Kazuma Hayasaka, Rei Shiwaku, Koji Yokosawa, Takeo Shiba, Masashi Mamada, Daisuke Kumaki, Kenjiro Fukuda, Shizuo Tokito

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Abstract

Ultrathin electronic circuits that can be manufactured by using conventional printing technologies are key elements necessary to realize wearable health sensors and next-generation flexible electronic devices. Due to their low level of power consumption, complementary (CMOS) circuits using both types of semiconductors can be easily employed in wireless devices. Here, we describe ultrathin CMOS logic circuits, for which not only the source/drain electrodes but also the semiconductor layers were printed. Both p-type and n-type organic thin film transistor devices were employed in a D-flip flop circuit in the newly developed stacked structure and exhibited excellent electrical characteristics, including good carrier mobilities of 0.34 and 0.21 cm 2 V -1 sec -1, and threshold voltages of nearly 0 V with low operating voltages. These printed organic CMOS D-flip flop circuits exhibit operating frequencies of 75 Hz and demonstrate great potential for flexible and printed electronics technology, particularly for wearable sensor applications with wireless connectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25714
JournalScientific reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 9 2016

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    Takeda, Y., Hayasaka, K., Shiwaku, R., Yokosawa, K., Shiba, T., Mamada, M., Kumaki, D., Fukuda, K., & Tokito, S. (2016). Fabrication of Ultra-Thin printed organic TFT CMOS logic circuits optimized for low-voltage wearable sensor applications. Scientific reports, 6, [25714]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep25714