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Organic Field-Effect Transistors

Jonathan Sayago

National Autonomous University of Mexico


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Organic electronics can impact healthcare, sports, and national security through inventions such as real-time biosensing and drug-delivery, stretchable and flexible sport track gear, and the electronic- nose and tongue. Organic semiconductors, based on carbon and hydrogen, two of the most abundant and low cost materials, can transduce ionic and electronic carriers into quantifiable data paving the way for multi-functional applications that are not easy to create with other material systems and often go beyond the working principle of the conventional field-effect transistor. We will begin our review with a general overview of the current state of OFETs focusing on complex architectures, materials and fabrication processes. We will discuss the device physics and explain the doping mechanisms that can exist in organic semiconducting channel materials. Then we will focus on exciting applications that include the electronic- nose and tongue, myriad biosensing applications for preventive, point-of-care testing and real-time drug delivery, emerging physico-chemical low cost sensing applications, and the well known flexible, stretchable electronics.

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Date completed: November 7th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 28th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 27th 2020

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Review results due: April 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 15th 2020

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Jonathan Sayago

National Autonomous University of Mexico

During his Ph.D. he tackled the problem of achieving low-voltage organic transistors employing electrolytes as the gating medium. His research contributed to shed light onto physicochemical phenomena such as electrochemical doping and energy storage in conducting polymers and organic molecules and mixed ionic and electronic charge transport in films of biopolymers. He authored and co-authored 5 articles in highly recognized international journals, 1 book chapter and participated in over 14 international conferences and workshops (among them several editions of MRS Spring and Fall Meetings). After his Ph.D., he accepted a position as consultant for Bowhead Health Inc., a Canadian startup company aiming for the commercialization of bioelectronic devices for preventive medical applications. He designed and built a biosensor device capable of testing 50 µl of blood which led the company to obtain funding from the world-class Mexican company Grupo Arcoiris. As a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energies, UNAM, he investigated biocompatible and biodegradable electrodes engineered for energy storage and heat transfer applications, derived from this work he co-authored 2 articles and 1 book chapter and participated in more than 8 conferences, seminars and articles/interviews for science journalism. Dr. Sayago taught courses in Mathematics, Advanced Physics Laboratory, Computer Assisted Design and 3d Printing, and Tutoring Sessions. He is an active reviewer for the Journal of Power Sources.

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