Picture of virus under microscope

Research under the microscope...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

Strathprints serves world leading Open Access research by the University of Strathclyde, including research by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), where research centres such as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit, SeaBioTech and the Centre for Biophotonics are based.

Explore SIPBS research

Field-effect mobility of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors under strain

Gleskova, H. and Hsu, P. I. and Xi, Z. and Sturm, J. C. and Suo, Z. and Wagner, Sigurd (2004) Field-effect mobility of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors under strain. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 338-340 (1 SPEC). pp. 732-735. ISSN 0022-3093

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

We applied strain ranging from 1% compressive to ∼0.3% tensile to a-Si:H TFTs on polyimide foils by bending them inward or outward, or by stretching them in a microstrain tester. We also applied strain to a-Si:H TFTs by deforming a flat substrate into a spherical dome. In each case, compression lowered and tension raised the on-current and hence the electron field-effect mobility. We conclude that compressive strain broadens both the valence and conduction band tails of the a-Si:H channel material, and thus reduces the effective electron mobility. We show that the mobility can be used as an indicator of local mechanical strain.