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Electric-current-induced light emission from C60
Author(s): Thomas T. M. Palstra; Robert C. Haddon; K. B. Lyons
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Paper Abstract

We report the luminescence of C60 crystals and films due to the passage of an electrical current. The current-voltage behavior is highly non-linear with light-emission beyond a threshold voltage. The emission spectrum is featureless and resembles black body radiation with an effective temperature on the order of 1700K. We report experiments aimed at distinguishing between electro- and thermo-luminescence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3142, Fullerenes and Photonics IV, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279254
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Thomas T. M. Palstra, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
Robert C. Haddon, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
K. B. Lyons, AT&T Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3142:
Fullerenes and Photonics IV
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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