Semiconductor-like properties in metal particle films


NaMeS students are invited to IPC PAS Seminar within Dream Chemistry Lecture Series delivered by:

Prof. Christian Klinke

Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Hamburg

Chemistry Department, Swansea University

Institute of Physics, University of Rostock

Thursday, 28th November, 2019, 10.00


Assembly hall of the IPC PAS


This lecture will present a concept based on colloidal metal nanoparticles[1] and nanoclusters[2] on a back-gate device architecture, which leads to well-defined and well-controllable transistor characteristics. The combination of the high-quality chemically synthesis of the materials with scalable surface deposition methods and lithography techniques results in transistors, which show high on/off ratios, reliable transfer characteristics, and good room temperature operation. Furthermore, this concept allows for versatile tuning of the device properties. The results demonstrate the potential of metal particles as solution processed materials for semiconducting devices.

[1] S.Willing, H.Lehmann, M.Volkmann, Ch.Klinke; Metal nanoparticle film-based room temperature Coulomb transistor, Science Advances 3 (2017) e1603191.

[2] M.Galchenko, A.Black, L.Heymann, Ch.Klinke; Field effect and photoconduction in Au25 nanoclusters films, Adv. Mater. (2019) 1900684, 10.1002/adma.201900684.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.