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Single light-emitting polymer nanofiber field-effect transistors

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We report on single nanofiber field-effect transistors made by the light-emitting polymer, poly(2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexoxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene). We measure electrical performances comparable to or better than those of thin-film transistors by the same organic semiconductor, due to the molecular alignment induced by electrospinning, such as hole mobility of the order of 10−3 cm2 V−1 s−1 and on/off current ratios up to 780. In addition, we observe controllable photoluminescence intensity quenching by varying the gate voltage up to −40 V with device operation in the luministor mode. Single light-emitting polymer nanofiber transistors coupling electrical and optical functionalities open the way towards low cost and flexible one-dimensional switches and nanofiber-based light-emitting transistors.

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09 Mar 2010
13 Jun 2010
First published
09 Sep 2010

Nanoscale, 2010,2, 2217-2222
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Single light-emitting polymer nanofiber field-effect transistors

D. Tu, S. Pagliara, A. Camposeo, L. Persano, R. Cingolani and D. Pisignano, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 2217
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00181C

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