Gold-ChloroIndium Phthalocyanine (ClInPc)-metal sandwich structures

Hooper, Peter, Newton, Michael, McHale, Glen and Willis, M. R. (1996) Gold-ChloroIndium Phthalocyanine (ClInPc)-metal sandwich structures. International Journal of Electronics, 81 (4). pp. 371-376. ISSN 0020-7217

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/002072196136553

Abstract

The electrical properties of chloroindium phthalocyanine (ClInPc) in a Au–ClInPc–metal sandwich structure were measured, both in a vacuum (<1.3 mPa) and at atmospheric pressure using Au, Sn and Al top contacts. In addition to current–voltage characteristics, the electroluminescence (EL) from the devices was measured and, in a vacuum, the electron emission (EE). At atmosphere all the devices show a nonlinear conduction that decays slowly over many hours. In the vacuum the Au–ClInPc–Au devices display a voltage-controlled negative differential resistance (NDR) accompanied by a peak in the electroluminescence and high field electron emission. The Au–ClInPc–Sn devices in the vacuum show an NDR with a distinct valley but with no detectable electroluminescence or electron emission. The Au–ClInPc–Al devices do not display NDR under vacuum, but show nonlinear conduction approximately 30 times greater than that observed at atmosphere.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31046

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