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Ballistic emission spectroscopy and imaging of a buried metal-organic interface
Author(s): N. Chandrasekhar; Cedric Troadec; Linda Kunardi
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Paper Abstract

Metal organic interfaces have been under intensive scientific investigation over the past few years with the objective of improving devices based on organic materials. In this study, we report the first results on spectroscopy and imaging of a buried metal-organic interface using ballistic electron emission microscopy (BEEM). Unlike photoexcitation-based experiments, which typically average over large interfacial areas, BEEM enables direct observation of local interface band structure with nanometer resolution. The interface of silver (Ag) - polyparaphenylene (PPP, a blue emitter with high photoluminescence efficiency) is investigated. Multiple injection barriers and spatial non-uniformity of carrier injection are observed. Possible causes for these features will be discussed. The BEEM current images are found to correlate marginally with the surface topography of the silver film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5774, Fifth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.607273
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N. Chandrasekhar, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Cedric Troadec, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
Linda Kunardi, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5774:
Fifth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Junhao Chu; Zongsheng Lai; Lianwei Wang; Shaohui Xu, Editor(s)

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