Fabrication of flat micro-gap electrodes for molecular electronics

Tomohiko Edura, Jun Mizuno, Ken Tsutsui, Mikiko Saito, Masahide Tokuda, Harumasa Onozato, Toshiko Koizumi, Yasuo Wada, Masamitsu Haemori, Hideomi Koinuma

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Abstract

Recently, organic molecular electronic devices such as molecular thin-film transistors have received considerable attention as possible candidates for next-generation electronic and optical devices. This paper reports on fabrication technologies of flat metallic electrodes on insulating substrates with a micrometer separation for high-performance molecular device evaluation. The key technologies of fabricating planar-type electrodes are the liftoff method by the combination of bilayer photoresist with overhang profile, electron beam evaporation of thin metal (Ti and Au) films, and SiO2-CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) method of CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition-deposited TEOS (tetraethoxysilane)-SiO2 layer. The raggedness of the electrode/insulator interface and the electrode surface of the micro-gap electrodes were less than 3 nm. The isolation characteristics of fabricated electrodes were on the order of 1013 ohms at room temperature, which is sufficient for evaluating electronic properties of organic thin-film devices. Finally, pentacene FET (Field Effect Transistor) characteristics are discussed fabricated on the micro-gap flat electrodes. The mobility of this FET was 0.015 cm2/Vs, which was almost on the order of the previous results. These results suggest that high-performance organic thin-film transistors can be realized on these advanced electrode structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume152
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul

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Molecular electronics
Fabrication
Electrodes
Thin film transistors
Field effect transistors
Chemical vapor deposition
Thin film devices
Chemical mechanical polishing
Photoresists
Optical devices
Electronic properties
Electron beams
Evaporation
Polymers
Substrates

Keywords

  • CMP
  • Flat electrode
  • Micro-gap
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nano-gap

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fabrication of flat micro-gap electrodes for molecular electronics. / Edura, Tomohiko; Mizuno, Jun; Tsutsui, Ken; Saito, Mikiko; Tokuda, Masahide; Onozato, Harumasa; Koizumi, Toshiko; Wada, Yasuo; Haemori, Masamitsu; Koinuma, Hideomi.

In: Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi), Vol. 152, No. 2, 07.2005, p. 39-46.

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Edura, Tomohiko ; Mizuno, Jun ; Tsutsui, Ken ; Saito, Mikiko ; Tokuda, Masahide ; Onozato, Harumasa ; Koizumi, Toshiko ; Wada, Yasuo ; Haemori, Masamitsu ; Koinuma, Hideomi. / Fabrication of flat micro-gap electrodes for molecular electronics. In: Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi). 2005 ; Vol. 152, No. 2. pp. 39-46.
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