Multifunctional sensor based on organic field-effect transistor and ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride trifluoroethylene)

Hannah, S., Davidson, A., Glesk, I., Uttamchandani, D., Dahiya, R. and Gleskova, H. (2018) Multifunctional sensor based on organic field-effect transistor and ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride trifluoroethylene). Organic Electronics, 56, pp. 170-177. (doi:10.1016/j.orgel.2018.01.041)

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Abstract

A multifunctional sensor that responds to all – static/quasi-static or dynamic temperature or force – is reported. The sensor is based on a ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) capacitor connected to the gate of organic field-effect transistor (OFET). Both, the P(VDF-TrFE) capacitance and the output voltage of the P(VDF-TrFE)/OFET sensor exhibit a logarithmic response to static compressive force, leading to higher sensitivity for small forces. In addition, both the P(VDF-TrFE) capacitance and the output voltage of the P(VDF-TrFE)/OFET sensor exhibit a linear dependence on the static/constant temperature. Response to static force or temperature is observed irrespective of whether P(VDF-TrFE) is in ferroelectric or paraelectric states, confirming that piezo/pyroelectricity is not essential when monitoring static events. The piezo/pyroelectricity become activated during dynamic events (dynamic force or temperature) when the ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE)/OFET sensor is used. The obtained results indicate different sensing mechanisms for static and dynamic stimuli. Consequently, by choosing P(VDF-TrFE) layers in ferroelectric or paraelectric states a route for differentiating between the static and dynamic stimuli may exist.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dahiya, Professor Ravinder
Authors: Hannah, S., Davidson, A., Glesk, I., Uttamchandani, D., Dahiya, R., and Gleskova, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Organic Electronics
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1566-1199
ISSN (Online):1878-5530
Published Online:11 February 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Organic Electronics 56:170-177
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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