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On-Demand Patterning of Nanostructured Pentacene Transistors by Scanning Thermal Lithography

November 9, 2012

Joseph E. Shaw Paul N. Stavrinou, and Thomas D. Anthopoulos


Thermal scanning lithography is used to pattern semiconducting nanoribbon-like pentacene structures with ultrahigh spatial resolution onto arbitrary substrates in air. The method allows control of the pentacene crystal growth direction and domain-size distribution. By combining these quasi-one-dimensional nanoribbon-like structures with conductive electrodes and a suitable gate dielectric, functional p-channel transistors are demonstrated.