Recent progress in interface engineering of organic thin film transistors with self-assembled monolayers†
Organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) are basically interface devices with their performance being strongly dependent on the structures and properties of the device interfaces. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been developed as a powerful platform for interface engineering of OTFTs. This review provides an introduction to the structures of OTFTs as well as the structures and characterizations of SAMs, and focuses on the recent progress in interface engineering of OTFTs with SAMs. On the basis of the discussion on recent progress, we finally reach conclusions on the current status of research on interface engineering of OTFTs with SAMs and provide an outlook for the development of this molecular platform in the near future.
- This article is part of the themed collections: 2018 Materials Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles and Molecular Materials and Devices