Imperial College London

ProfessorThomasAnthopoulos

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6669thomas.anthopoulos Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Carolyn Dale +44 (0)20 7594 7579

 
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Location

 

1111Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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Smith J, Bashir A, Adamopoulos G, Anthony JE, Bradley DDC, Hamilton R, Heeney M, McCulloch I, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2010, Air-Stable Solution-Processed Hybrid Transistors with Hole and Electron Mobilities Exceeding 2 cm(2) V-1 s(-1), ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 22, Pages: 3598-+, ISSN: 0935-9648

Journal article

Zhang W, Smith J, Watkins SE, Gysel R, McGehee M, Salleo A, Kirkpatrick J, Ashraf S, Anthopoulos T, Heeney M, McCulloch Iet al., 2010, Indacenodithiophene Semiconducting Polymers for High-Performance, Air-Stable Transistors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol: 132, Pages: 11437-11439, ISSN: 0002-7863

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Journal article

Smith J, Hamilton R, Qi Y, Kahn A, Bradley DDC, Heeney M, McCulloch I, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2010, The Influence of Film Morphology in High-Mobility Small-Molecule:Polymer Blend Organic Transistors, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Vol: 20, Pages: 2330-2337, ISSN: 1616-301X

Journal article

Leem D-S, Woebkenberg PH, Huang J, Anthopoulos TD, Bradley DDC, deMello JCet al., 2010, Micron-scale patterning of high conductivity poly(3,4-ethylendioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) for organic field-effect transistors, ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, Vol: 11, Pages: 1307-1312, ISSN: 1566-1199

Journal article

Labram JG, Wöbkenberg PH, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2010, Low-voltage ambipolar phototransistors based on a pentacene/PC61BM heterostructure and a self-assembled nano-dielectric, Organic Electronics, Vol: 11, Pages: 1250-1254, ISSN: 1566-1199

Journal article

Woebkenberg PH, Ishwara T, Nelson J, Bradley DDC, Haque SA, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2010, TiO2 thin-film transistors fabricated by spray pyrolysis, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 96, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Smith J, Hamilton R, McCulloch I, Stingelin-Stutzmann N, Heeney M, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2010, Solution-processed organic transistors based on semiconducting blends, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, Vol: 20, Pages: 2562-2574, ISSN: 0959-9428

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Baklar M, Woebkenberg PH, Sparrowe D, Goncalves M, McCulloch I, Heeney M, Anthopoulos T, Stingelin Net al., 2010, Ink-jet printed p-type polymer electronics based on liquid-crystalline polymer semiconductors, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, Vol: 20, Pages: 1927-1931, ISSN: 0959-9428

Journal article

Wobkenberg PH, Labram JG, Swiecicki J, Parkhomenko K, Sredojevic D, Gisselbrecht J, de Leeuw DM, Bradley DDC, Djukic J, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2010, Ambipolar organic transistors and near-infrared phototransistors based on a solution-processable squarilium dye, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol: 20, Pages: 3673-3680, ISSN: 0959-9428

Implementation of organic transistors in low-end, large-volume microelectronics depends, greatly, on the level of performance that can be achieved, but also on the compatibility of the technology with low-cost processing methodologies. Here we examine the suitability of a family of solution-processable zwitterionic molecules, so-called squarilium dyes, for the fabrication of organic ambipolar transistors and their application in (opto)electronic circuits. Ambipolar organic semiconductors and transistors are interesting because they could deliver performance characteristics (i.e. noise margins and signal gain) similar to that of complementary logic, but with the fabrication simplicity associated with unipolar logic (i.e. single semiconductor material and single type of metal electrodes). By designing squarilium dyes with appropriate electrochemical characteristics we demonstrate single-layer organic transistors that exhibit ambipolar charge transport with balanced electron and hole mobilities. By integrating a number of these ambipolar transistors we are also able to demonstrate complementary-like voltage inverters with wide noise margin and high signal gain. Another interesting feature of the squarilium dyes studied here is their strong absorption in the near-infrared (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. By exploring this interesting property we are able to demonstrate NIR light-sensing ambipolar organic transistors with promising operating characteristics.

Journal article

Afonina I, Skabara PJ, Vilela F, Kanibolotsky AL, Forgie JC, Bansal AK, Turnbull GA, Samuel IDW, Labram JG, Anthopoulos TD, Coles SJ, Hursthouse MBet al., 2010, Synthesis and characterisation of new diindenodithienothiophene (DITT) based materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol: 20, Pages: 1112-1116, ISSN: 0959-9428

Three new diindenodithienothiophene (DITT) based materials were synthesised and their electrochemical properties investigated. The HOMO-LUMO gaps were observed to be 3.33, 3.48 and 2.81 eV, respectively. Cyclic voltammetry results indicate increased stability for the alkylated derivatives. The dioxide exhibits strong photoluminescence, giving a photoluminescence quantum yield of 0.72 in solution and 0.14 in the solid state. Hole mobility measurements were carried out on the non-alkylated derivative and the corresponding values were [similar]10-4 cm2 V-1 s-1.

Journal article

Ball JM, Wöbkenberg PH, Colléaux F, Smith J, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, Solution processed low-voltage organic transistors based on self-assembled monolayer gate dielectrics, ISSN: 0277-786X

Reduction in the operating voltage of organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) is sought for their successful implementation into future portable and low-power electronic applications. Here we demonstrate OFETs with operation below 2 V enabled by the use of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) gate dielectrics with high geometrical capacitances. A high surface energy monolayer is chosen to allow processing of small molecule semiconductors from solution. Impedance spectroscopy measurements of metal-insulator-semiconductor devices suggest the geometrical capacitance of the alumina-SAM dielectric can reach ∼1 μF/cm2 when accumulating charge at the semiconductor-insulator interface. Atomic force microscopy images reveal that the glass substrates and the SAM-functionalized aluminum gate electrode display significant roughness. Despite this, mobilities of 0.02 cm2/Vs are demonstrated. These results represent an important step towards low-power solution processable electronics. © 2009 SPIE.

Conference paper

Smith J, Hamilton R, McCulloch I, Heeney M, Anthony JE, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, High mobility p-channel organic field effect transistors on flexible substrates using a polymer-small molecule blend, SYNTHETIC METALS, Vol: 159, Pages: 2365-2367, ISSN: 0379-6779

Journal article

Ball JM, Wobkenberg PH, Kooistra FB, Hummelen JC, de Leeuw DM, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, Complementary circuits based on solution processed low-voltage organic field-effect transistors, SYNTHETIC METALS, Vol: 159, Pages: 2368-2370, ISSN: 0379-6779

Journal article

Adamopoulos G, Bashir A, Woebkenberg PH, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, Electronic properties of ZnO field-effect transistors fabricated by spray pyrolysis in ambient air, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 95, ISSN: 0003-6951

Journal article

Ball JM, Woebkenberg PH, Colleaux F, Heeney M, Anthony JE, McCulloch I, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, Solution processed low-voltage organic transistors and complementary inverters, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 95, ISSN: 0003-6951

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Zhang W, Smith J, Hamilton R, Heeney M, Kirkpatrick J, Song K, Watkins SE, Anthopoulos T, McCulloch Iet al., 2009, Systematic Improvement in Charge Carrier Mobility of Air Stable Triarylamine Copolymers, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 131, Pages: 10814-+, ISSN: 0002-7863

Journal article

Bashir A, Woebkenberg PH, Smith J, Ball JM, Adamopoulos G, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, High-Performance Zinc Oxide Transistors and Circuits Fabricated by Spray Pyrolysis in Ambient Atmosphere, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 21, Pages: 2226-+, ISSN: 0935-9648

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Hamilton R, Smith J, Ogier S, Heeney M, Anthony JE, McCulloch I, Veres J, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2009, High-Performance Polymer-Small Molecule Blend Organic Transistors, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 21, Pages: 1166-1171, ISSN: 0935-9648

Journal article

Hamilton R, Heeney M, Anthopoulos T, McCulloch Iet al., 2009, Development of polymer semiconductors for field-effect transistor devices in displays, Organic Electronics: Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications, Pages: 393-429, ISBN: 9781420072907

© 2010 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The increasingly impressive electrical performance of organic semiconductors is driving the development of solution-based printing processes aimed at low cost fabrication of transistor devices. The most immediate application area will most likely be in active matrix displays, where transistors are used in the backplane circuitry, operating basically as an individual pixel switch. In liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and electrophoretic displays (EPDs), the transistor charges both the pixel and storage capacitor, whereas in an organic light-emitting diode display (OLED), the transistor delivers current to the diode element. Most medium and large size LCDs, i.e., monitor and television displays, employ amorphous silicon as the transistor semiconductor (high resolution displays often require polysilicon), with a charge carrier mobility of the order of 0.5 cm2/V s. The EPD effect can tolerate a lower performance from backplane transistors and is hence the most compatible with the performance limitations of organic transistors. As the EPD effect is reflective, the pixel transistor can occupy almost the full area underneath the pixel, in contrast to transmissive display effects such as LCD, where the opaque transistors block light from the backlight and therefore must be as small as possible (i.e., the pixel should have a high aperture ratio) to maximize the efficiency. This means that the EPD transistor width (W) is maximized and can deliver more current per pixel compensating for low mobility semiconductors. As a result, mobility specifications are in the region of 0.01 cm2/V s for a device with low refresh rates, low resolution, and small size. Another favorable aspect of the EPD effect is that once the pixel and storage capacitor is charged, no further power is required to retain the image, i.e., it is bistable. Thus the duty cycle load on the transistor is minimized, and subsequently the devices can potentially have long

Book chapter

Smith J, Hamilton R, Heeney M, de Leeuw DM, Cantatore E, Anthony JE, McCulloch I, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2008, High-performance organic integrated circuits based on solution processable polymer-small molecule blends, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 93, ISSN: 0003-6951

Journal article

Ball J, Wöbkenberg PH, Colléaux F, Kooistra FB, Hummelen JC, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2008, Solution processed self-assembled monolayer gate dielectrics for low-voltage organic transistors, Pages: 20-25, ISSN: 0272-9172

Low-voltage organic transistors are sought for implementation in high volume low-power portable electronics of the future. Here we assess the suitability of three phosphonic acid based self-assembling molecules for use as ultra-thin gate dielectrics in low-voltage solution processable organic field-effect transistors. In particular, monolayers of phosphonohexadecanoic acid in metal-monolayer-metal type sandwich devices are shown to exhibit low leakage currents and high geometrical capacitance comparable to previously demonstrated self-assembled monolayer (SAM) type dielectrics [1, 2] but with a higher surface energy. The improved surface energy characteristics enable processing of a wider range of organic semiconductors from solution. Transistors based on a number of solution-processed organic semiconductors with operating voltages below 2 V are also demonstrated. © 2009 Materials Research Society.

Conference paper

Woebkenberg PH, Ball J, Kooistra FB, Hummelen JC, de Leeuw DM, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2008, Low-voltage organic transistors based on solution processed semiconductors and self-assembled monolayer gate dielectrics, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 93, ISSN: 0003-6951

Journal article

Woebkenberg PH, Bradley DDC, Kronholm D, Hummelen JC, de Leeuw DM, Coelle M, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2008, High mobility n-channel organic field-effect transistors based on soluble C-60 and C-70 fullerene derivatives, SYNTHETIC METALS, Vol: 158, Pages: 468-472, ISSN: 0379-6779

Journal article

Wobkenberg PH, Ball J, Bradley DDC, Anthopoulos TD, Kooistra F, Hummelen JC, de Leeuw DMet al., 2008, Fluorine containing C-60 derivatives for high-performance electron transporting field-effect transistors and integrated circuits, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 92, ISSN: 0003-6951

Journal article

Campoy-Quiles M, Ferenczi T, Agostinelli T, Etchegoin PG, Kim Y, Anthopoulos TD, Stavrinou PN, Bradley DDC, Nelson Jet al., 2008, Morphology evolution via self-organization and lateral and vertical diffusion in polymer: fullerene solar cell blends, NATURE MATERIALS, Vol: 7, Pages: 158-164, ISSN: 1476-1122

Journal article

Anthopoulos TD, Woebkenberg PH, Bradley DDC, 2008, Light-sensing ambipolar organic transistors for optoelectronic applications, Conference on Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III, Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 0277-786X

Conference paper

Pang H, Vilela F, Skabara PJ, McDouall JJW, Crouch DJ, Anthopoulos TD, Bradley DDC, De Leeuw DM, Horton PN, Hursthouse MBet al., 2007, Advantageous 3D ordering of pi-conjugated systems: A new approach towards efficient charge transport any direction, ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol: 19, Pages: 4438-+, ISSN: 0935-9648

Journal article

Nguyen TD, Sheng Y, Wohlgenannt M, Anthopoulos TDet al., 2007, On the role of hydrogen in organic magnetoresistance: A study of C-60 devices, SYNTHETIC METALS, Vol: 157, Pages: 930-934, ISSN: 0379-6779

Journal article

Anthopoulos TD, 2007, Electro-optical circuits based on light-sensing ambipolar organic field-effect transistors, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 91, ISSN: 0003-6951

Journal article

Anthopoulos TD, Anyfantis GC, Papavassiliou GC, de Leeuw DMet al., 2007, Air-stable ambipolar organic transistors, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol: 90, ISSN: 0003-6951

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