Gold-chloroindium phthalocyanine (ClInPc)-metal sandwich structures

Peter D. Hooper*, M. I. Newton, G. McHale, M. R. Willis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationMetal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications
EditorsBenedykt W. Licznerski, Andrzej Dziedzic
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780819421661
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventMetal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications - Polanica Zdroj, Pol
Duration: 11 Sept 199511 Sept 1995


ConferenceMetal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications
CityPolanica Zdroj, Pol


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