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Electrical transport in some polymetallo phthalocyanines
Author(s): Anasuya Raghunathan; T. S. Natarajan; G. Rangarajan; S. Venkatachalam; P. T. Manoharan
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Paper Abstract

Complex ac impedance measurements on Poly metallo phthalocyanines before heat treatment (I[MPc]n(M equals Cu, Ni)) have been performed and the data analyzed using the Havriliak-Negami dispersion relation for polymers. The parameters so obtained are reported. Heat treated polymers (II[MPc]n (M equals Cu, Ni)) show an increase in dc electrical conductivity, (sigma) , by several orders of magnitude. The temperature dependence of (sigma) is in accordance with that expected for variable range hopping of carriers in 3 dimensions (VRH 3D) for II[CuPc]n and that expected for VRH of carriers in 2D (VRH 2D) for II[NiPc]n. The significant deviation from linearity of the log((sigma) (root)T) vs T-1/4 plot at low temperatures can be accounted for by the model proposed by Sheng which is based on electron transfer across insulating gaps in conducting pathways by fluctuation induced tunneling. Hall mobility measurements of II[CuPc]n show that the carriers are holes and the Hall constant was found to be 6 X 10-4 (Omega) m/T at RT.

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1523, Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57009
Show Author Affiliations
Anasuya Raghunathan, Indian Institute of Technology (India)
T. S. Natarajan, Indian Institute of Technology (India)
G. Rangarajan, Indian Institute of Technology (United States)
S. Venkatachalam, Vikram Sarabhai Space Ctr. (India)
P. T. Manoharan, Indian Institute of Technology (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1523:
Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits
B. S. V. Gopalam; J. Majhi, Editor(s)

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