Reconfigurable complementary logic circuits with ambipolar organic transistors

H. Yoo, M. Ghittorelli, E.C.P. Smits, G.H. Gelinck, H.K. Lee, F. Torricelli, J.J. Kim

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Ambipolar organic electronics offer great potential for simple and low-cost fabrication of complementary logic circuits on large-area and mechanically flexible substrates. Ambipolar transistors are ideal candidates for the simple and low-cost development of complementary logic circuits since they can operate as n-type and p-type transistors. Nevertheless, the experimental demonstration of ambipolar organic complementary circuits is limited to inverters. The control of the transistor polarity is crucial for proper circuit operation. Novel gating techniques enable to control the transistor polarity but result in dramatically reduced performances. Here we show high-performance non-planar ambipolar organic transistors with electrical control of the polarity and orders of magnitude higher performances with respect to state-of-art split-gate ambipolar transistors. Electrically reconfigurable complementary logic gates based on ambipolar organic transistors are experimentally demonstrated, thus opening up new opportunities for ambipolar organic complementary electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number35585
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016

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