Monolithically integrated ultra-high-density vertical organic electrochemical transistor arrays and complementary circuits

  • Jaehyun Kim (Creator)
  • Robert M. Pankow (Creator)
  • Yongjoon Cho (Creator)
  • Isaiah Duplessis (Creator)
  • Fei Qin (Creator)
  • Dilara Meli (Creator)
  • Rachel E. Daso (Creator)
  • Ding Zheng (Creator)
  • Wei Huang (Creator)
  • Jonathan Rivnay (Creator)
  • Tobin Jay Marks (Creator)
  • Antonio Facchetti (Creator)



Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) can be used to create biosensors, wearable devices, and neuromorphic systems. However, restrictions in the micro- and nanopatterning of organic semiconductors, as well as topological irregularities, often limit their use in monolithically integrated circuits. Here we show that micropatterning of organic semiconductors by electron-beam exposure can be used to create high-density (up to around 7.2 million OECTs per cm2) and mechanically flexible vertical OECT arrays and circuits. The energetic electrons convert the semiconductor exposed area to an electronic insulator while retaining ionic conductivity and topological continuity with the redox-active unexposed areas essential for monolithic integration. The resulting p- and n-type vertical OECT active-matrix arrays exhibit transconductances of 0.08–1.7 S, transient times of less than 100 μs, and stable switching properties of more than 100,000 cycles. We also demonstrate vertically stacked complementary logic circuits, including NOT, NAND, and NOR gates.
Date made available2024

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