Vertical organic permeable dual-base transistors for logic circuits

Erjuan Guo, Zhongbin Wu*, Ghader Darbandy, Shen Xing, Shu Jen Wang, Alexander Tahn, Michael Göbel, Alexander Kloes, Karl Leo*, Hans Kleemann

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The main advantage of organic transistors with dual gates/bases is that the threshold voltages can be set as a function of the applied second gate/base bias, which is crucial for the application in logic gates and integrated circuits. However, incorporating a dual gate/base structure into an ultra-short channel vertical architecture represents a substantial challenge. Here, we realize a device concept of vertical organic permeable dual-base transistors, where the dual base electrodes can be used to tune the threshold voltages and change the on-currents. The detailed operation mechanisms are investigated by calibrated TCAD simulations. Finally, power-efficient logic circuits, e.g. inverter, NAND/AND computation functions are demonstrated with one single device operating at supply voltages of <2.0 V. We believe that this work offers a compact and technologically simple hardware platform with excellent application potential for vertical-channel organic transistors in complex logic circuits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4725
Number of pages9
JournalNature Communications
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2020


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