Nanoparticles of Cu2ZnSnS4 as performance enhancing additives for organic field-effect transistors

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  • External authors:
  • Punarja Kevin
  • Paul O'Brien
  • Joseph Cameron
  • Rupert GD Taylor
  • Neil J Findlay
  • Anto R Inigo
  • Peter J Skabara


The addition of oleylamine coated Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticles to solutions of an organic semiconductor used to fabricate organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) has been investigated. The oligothiophene-based small molecule 5T-TTF and the polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) were each applied in the transistors with various concentrations of CZTS (5–20%). Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was applied to characterise the surface morphology of the OFETs. The use of 5 and 10 wt% of the CZTS nanoparticles in 5T-TTF and P3HT solutions, respectively, appears to be a simple and effective way of improving OFET performance.

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Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)5109-5115
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number22
Early online date5 May 2016
StatePublished - 2016