Science China Chemistry

, Volume 59, Issue 10, pp 1258–1263 | Cite as

All-solution-processed PIN architecture for ultra-sensitive and ultra-flexible organic thin film photodetectors

  • Zhiwen Jin
  • Qing Zhou
  • Peng Mao
  • Hui Li
  • Jizheng Wang


An ideal organic thin film photodetectors (OTFPs) should adopt a hierarchical, multilayer p-type/blend-type/n-type (PIN) structure, with each layer having a specific purpose which could greatly improve the exciton dissociation while guarantee efficient charge transport. However, for the traditional layer-by-layer solution fabrication procedure, the solvent used can induce organic material mixing and molecular disordering between each layer. Hence, such architecture for OTFPs can now only be formed via thermal evaporation. In this paper, a contact-film-transfer method is demonstrated to all-solution processing organic PIN OTFPs on flexible substrates. The fabricated PIN OTFPs exhibit high photoresponse and high stability under continuous mechanical bending. Hence, the method we described here should represent an important step in the development of OTFPs in the future.


organic thin film photodetectors contact-film-transfer method PIN architecture all-solution-processed flexible 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhiwen Jin
    • 1
  • Qing Zhou
    • 1
  • Peng Mao
    • 1
  • Hui Li
    • 1
  • Jizheng Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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