A modified transmission-line method (TLM) is proposed to extract the contact resistance from the transistor saturation region. The conventional TLM requires a linear current-voltage characteristic, and this requirement strongly limits its application. In this study, we focused on the pinch-off point of the output characteristics and analyzed the contact resistance using nonlinear output curves. We applied the modified TLM to both p- and n-type rubrene single-crystal transistors and compared the mobility differences in terms of both the intrinsic bandwidth and the extrinsic carrier trap density.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)