AMPC  Vol.3 No.7 , November 2013
Effect of Switching on Metal-Organic Interface Adhesion Relevant to Organic Electronic Devices

Considerable efforts are currently being devoted to investigation of metal-organic, organic-organic and organic-inorganic interfaces relevant to organic electronic devices such as organic light emitting diode (OLEDs), organic photovoltaic solar cells, organic field effect transistors (OFETs), organic spintronic devices and organic-based Write Once Read Many times (WORM) memory devices on both rigid and flexible substrates in laboratories around the world. The multilayer structure of these devices makes interfaces between dissimilar materials in contact and plays a prominent role in charge transport and injection efficiency which inevitably affect device performance. This paper presents results of an initial study on how switching between voltage thresholds and chemical surface treatment affects adhesion properties of a metal-organic (Au-PEDOT:PSS) contact interface in a WORM device. Contact and Tapping-mode Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) gave surface topography, phase imaging and interface adhesion properties in addition to SEM/EDX imaging which showed that surface treatment, switching and surface roughness all appeared to be key factors in increasing interface adhesion with implications for increased device performance.

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B. Babatope, A. Onobu, O. Adewoye and W. Soboyejo, "Effect of Switching on Metal-Organic Interface Adhesion Relevant to Organic Electronic Devices," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 299-306. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2013.37041.
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