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Applied Physics A

, 124:744 | Cite as

Optical and microelectronic analysis of rhodamine B-based organic Schottky diode: a new trend application

  • G. F. Salem
  • E. A. A. El-Shazly
  • A. A. M. Farag
  • I. S. Yahia
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Abstract

The spin-coating technique was effectively used to prepare a good adherent and uniform thin films of rhodamine B (Rh.B). The investigation of the optical absorption revealed indirect energy gap of 2.1 eV and Urbach energy of 29 meV. The investigation of the electrical characteristics of the heterojunction-based Rh.B was achieved to extract the important parameters and identify the predominant conduction mechanism. Dark forward and reverse biasing current density–voltage characteristics showed notable rectification characteristics. The heterojunction conduction mechanism of Rh.B/p-Si confirms that observed mechanisms depend on the applied voltage range. The capacitance–voltage characteristics, measured at different signal frequencies, indicated the occurrence of an abrupt type of heterojunction. The frequency dependence of some heterojunction parameters like barrier height, maximum electric field, the width of the depletion region, and carrier concentration gives an indication for the type of interfacial layer of the heterojunction. A high dependence of the capacitance and conductance on both the biasing voltage and the applied frequency was observed. Moreover, the measured series resistance emphasizes the strong effect on the extracted parameters of the studied Schottky diode. Rh.B-based Schottky diode is a promising for multi-applications in an electronic device.

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Acknowledgements

The authors express their appreciation to “The Research Center for Advanced Materials Science (RCAMS)” at King Khalid University for funding this work under Grant number RCAMS/KKU/003-18. Moreover, the authors would like to thank Dr. Shiamaa Abdel Halim for providing the molecular calculations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Salem
    • 1
  • E. A. A. El-Shazly
    • 1
  • A. A. M. Farag
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. S. Yahia
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Thin Film and Solar Cells Laboratory, Physics Department, Faculty of EducationAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences and ArtsJouf UniversityJoufSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Research Center for Advanced Materials Science (RCAMS)King Khalid UniversityAbhaSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Advanced Functional Materials and Optoelectronic Laboratory (AFMOL), Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceKing Khalid UniversityAbhaSaudi Arabia
  5. 5.Nanoscience Laboratory for Environmental and Bio-Medical Applications (NLEBA), Semiconductor Lab., Metallurgical Lab., Physics Department, Faculty of EducationAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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