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Fullerenes - Optical spectroscopy

Charge Injection, Electric-Field Modulation and Spectroscopy Of Charged States Of Fullerene In Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Devices

K. Pichler, M. G. Harrison, R. H. Friend and S. Pekker.

Synthetic Metals 56:2-3 (1993) p3229-3234 .

solid films, c60/70, c-60

We have studied Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) devices with fullerene as the active semiconductor. We have made impedance analysis measurements on these devices and we use these to characterise electrical transport in fullerene and the interfaces with insulators and metals. We have measured the modulation of the optical transmission through the devices with gate voltage. We see a strong field-dependent modulation of the dipole-allowed transitions. We observe also optical transitions due to charges injected into the fullerene layer when we use C60/C70 mixtures. With pure C60 we see features related to charge injection only when the devices are exposed to illumination above the band gap. The positions of these charge-induced optical features do not match those observed following chemical doping. The optical characteristics of the pure C60 and the C70/C60 MIS devices are consistent with the impedance analysis.

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Mark Harrison,       Marburg, May 3, 1998