Wedesigned an aqueous-fluoroalcoholic InGaZnO precursor for obtaining thin-film transistors (TFTs) on a flexible plastic film by spin-coating and low-temperature annealing processes without inert gas conditions. The precursor shows a low surface tension (23.7mNm-1), which is advantageous for homogeneous coating onto plastic film. Thermal analysis of the precursor indicates formation of metal oxides at less than 300 °C. InGaZnO TFTs were obtained from the precursor by annealing at 300 °CviaUVirradiation under humid atmosphere on a transparent polyimide film as well as on a p-Si substrate. The bottom-gate top-contact TFTs on the p-Si show 5.1 cm2 V-1 s-1 of the average saturation mobility. The top-gate top-contact TFTs on the transparent polyimide film drive with 0.99 cm2 V-1 s-1 of the average saturation mobility. The transparent polyimide film maintains flexibility even after humid-UV irradiation and annealing processes. The InGaZnO TFTs on the transparent polyimide film show more than 80% transmittance in the visible light region between 400 and 780 nm.
- Flexible transparent fil
- Humid-UV process
- Solution process
- Surface tension
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering