High-performance rectifiers fabricated on a flexible substrate

Etor, David, Dodd, Linzi, Wood, David and Balocco, Claudio (2016) High-performance rectifiers fabricated on a flexible substrate. Applied Physics Letters, 109 (19). p. 193110. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

We report on the fabrication and testing of metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes on a flexible substrate where the thin insulating layer self-assembles as a monolayer sandwiched between the two metal electrodes. The current-voltage characteristic has a strong asymmetry and non-linearity at zero-bias. The diodes have a typical zero-bias resistance of 80 kΩ, a zero-bias curvature coefficient of 5.5V-1, and a voltage responsivity of 3.1 kV/W at a frequency of 1 GHz. The fabrication yield was over 90%, and an encapsulation method to prevent MIM junction degradation has also been developed. The diodes show no significant degradation in performance when the substrate is stressed in a one-off bending experiment, although extensive testing does produce some loss in quality. The fabrication process is simple, cost effective, and carried out at low temperature, opening up the possibility of roll-to-roll volume manufacturing of fast MIM diodes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2018 10:56
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33966

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