Amplification circuits based on electrochemical transistors

by Khan, Zia Ullah

Abstract (Summary)

Electrochemical Transistor(ECT) was reported by David Nilsson in 2002. Later,its dimensios were specified and a SPICE model was developed.

The main purpose of this diploma work is to check the performance of electrochemical transistors in amplifier circuits. Simple amplifier circuits were simulated using SPICE model of ECT. Lateral and Vertical structures of electrochemical transistors were patterned on orgacon sheet(provided by AGFA),with various electrolytes(EG010,MS-HEC & MS-L). Characteric curves and time responses of these transistors were studied and then were then used as an active component in single amplifier circuits. Screen printed ECT's were also checked with the best available electrolyte. Behaviour of self made and screen printed ECT's were compared on the basis of on-off ratio,slew rate,frequency response and gain. Screen printed transistors showed promising results having less deterioration with time  but  till  an  an  input  signal  frequency  of  2Hz  only. Mismatch with simulation results and Shockley's equation were other findings after data analysis.

Bibliographical Information:


School:Linköpings universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:electrochemical transistors organic electronics electrical engineering and photonics elektroteknik elektronik och fotonik


Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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