Charge transport in graphene-polythiophene blends as studied by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and transistor characterization
Andrea Liscio, Giulio Paolo Veronese, Emanuele Treossi, Francesco Suriano, Rita Rizzoli, PaoloSamorì and Vincenzo Palermo, London (2011)
Blends of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) and poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) are used as the active layer of field-effect transistors (FETs). By using sequential deposition of the two components, the density of RGO sheets can be tuned linearly, thereby modulating their contribution to the charge transport in the transistors, and the onset of charge percolation. The surface potential of RGO, P3HT and source–drain contacts is measured on the nanometric scale with Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM), and correlated with the macroscopic performance of the FETs. KPFM is also used to monitor the potential decay along the channel in the working FETs.
Partners : UdS
Place of Publication : London
Date of Publication : 2010/12/06
Additional Data : J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2924-2931