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Gold-chloroindium phthalocyanine (ClInPc)-metal sandwich structures
Author(s): Peter D. Hooper; M. I. Newton; G. McHale; M. R. Willis
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Paper Abstract

The electrical properties of chloroindium phthalocyanine (ClInPc) in a Au-ClInPc-metal sandwich structure were measured, both under vacuum (less than 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, under vacuum, the electron emission (EE). At atmosphere all devices show a non-linear conduction that decays slowly over many hours. Under 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 under 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 a non-linear conduction approximately 30 times greater than that observed at atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2780, Metal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (8 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238173
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Peter D. Hooper, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. I. Newton, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. McHale, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. R. Willis, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2780:
Metal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications

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