N-type organic electrochemical transistors with stability in water

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621160
Title:
N-type organic electrochemical transistors with stability in water
Authors:
Giovannitti, Alexander; Nielsen, Christian B.; Sbircea, Dan-Tiberiu; Inal, Sahika; Donahue, Mary; Niazi, Muhammad Rizwan ( 0000-0003-0449-1559 ) ; Hanifi, David A.; Amassian, Aram ( 0000-0002-5734-1194 ) ; Malliaras, George G.; Rivnay, Jonathan; McCulloch, Iain ( 0000-0002-6340-7217 )
Abstract:
Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are receiving significant attention due to their ability to efficiently transduce biological signals. A major limitation of this technology is that only p-type materials have been reported, which precludes the development of complementary circuits, and limits sensor technologies. Here, we report the first ever n-type OECT, with relatively balanced ambipolar charge transport characteristics based on a polymer that supports both hole and electron transport along its backbone when doped through an aqueous electrolyte and in the presence of oxygen. This new semiconducting polymer is designed specifically to facilitate ion transport and promote electrochemical doping. Stability measurements in water show no degradation when tested for 2 h under continuous cycling. This demonstration opens the possibility to develop complementary circuits based on OECTs and to improve the sophistication of bioelectronic devices.
KAUST Department:
Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Citation:
Giovannitti A, Nielsen CB, Sbircea D-T, Inal S, Donahue M, et al. (2016) N-type organic electrochemical transistors with stability in water. Nature Communications 7: 13066. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13066.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications
Issue Date:
7-Oct-2016
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms13066
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
We thank EPSRC Project EP/G037515/1, EC FP7 Project SC2 (610115), EC FP7 Project ArtESun (604397), EC FP7 POLYMED 612538, the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (PolyProbe), and the Marie Curie ITNs OLIMPIA and OrgBio for financial support. D.A.H. was supported in part by an award from The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and NSF-GFRP. Use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515.
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http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13066
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dc.contributor.authorGiovannitti, Alexanderen
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Christian B.en
dc.contributor.authorSbircea, Dan-Tiberiuen
dc.contributor.authorInal, Sahikaen
dc.contributor.authorDonahue, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorNiazi, Muhammad Rizwanen
dc.contributor.authorHanifi, David A.en
dc.contributor.authorAmassian, Aramen
dc.contributor.authorMalliaras, George G.en
dc.contributor.authorRivnay, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T13:47:21Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-24T13:47:21Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-07en
dc.identifier.citationGiovannitti A, Nielsen CB, Sbircea D-T, Inal S, Donahue M, et al. (2016) N-type organic electrochemical transistors with stability in water. Nature Communications 7: 13066. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13066.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms13066en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621160-
dc.description.abstractOrganic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are receiving significant attention due to their ability to efficiently transduce biological signals. A major limitation of this technology is that only p-type materials have been reported, which precludes the development of complementary circuits, and limits sensor technologies. Here, we report the first ever n-type OECT, with relatively balanced ambipolar charge transport characteristics based on a polymer that supports both hole and electron transport along its backbone when doped through an aqueous electrolyte and in the presence of oxygen. This new semiconducting polymer is designed specifically to facilitate ion transport and promote electrochemical doping. Stability measurements in water show no degradation when tested for 2 h under continuous cycling. This demonstration opens the possibility to develop complementary circuits based on OECTs and to improve the sophistication of bioelectronic devices.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank EPSRC Project EP/G037515/1, EC FP7 Project SC2 (610115), EC FP7 Project ArtESun (604397), EC FP7 POLYMED 612538, the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (PolyProbe), and the Marie Curie ITNs OLIMPIA and OrgBio for financial support. D.A.H. was supported in part by an award from The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and NSF-GFRP. Use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13066en
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dc.titleN-type organic electrochemical transistors with stability in wateren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionMaterials Research Institute and School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Bioelectronics, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, CMP-EMSE, MOC Gardanne 13541, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionPalo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, California 94304, USAen
kaust.authorNiazi, Muhammad Rizwanen
kaust.authorAmassian, Aramen
kaust.authorMcCulloch, Iainen
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