Indian Journal of Physics

, Volume 92, Issue 12, pp 1533–1539 | Cite as

Incorporation of MoS2 nanoflakes into poly(3-hexylthiophene)/n-type Si devices to improve the rectification behavior and optoelectronic performance

  • Chang-Lin Wu
  • Yow-Jon LinEmail author
Original Paper


This study determines the effect of incorporating MoS2 nanoflakes into poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) on the electrical conduction mechanisms using the rectification current–voltage characteristics of P3HT/n-type Si devices. It is shown that the forward-voltage current for P3HT/n-type Si devices is limited by the combined effect of thermionic emission and space-charge-limited current conduction. However, carrier transport for P3HT:MoS2/n-type Si devices in the forward-voltage region is almost dominated by thermionic emission. Incorporation of MoS2 nanoflakes into P3HT modifies the P3HT-Si interface and the values for the carrier mobility in the P3HT layer and the external quantum efficiency of the P3HT/n-type Si devices are significantly increased, which improves the rectification and optoelectronic performance of P3HT:MoS2/n-type Si devices.


Heterojunction Polymer Electrical properties Thin films Two-dimensional materials 


72.80.Cw Elemental semiconductors 72.80.Tm Composite materials 73.40.Lq Other semiconductor-to-semiconductor contacts, p-n junctions, and heterojunctions 73.90. + f Other topics in electronic structure and electrical properties of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and low-dimensional structures 



The authors acknowledge the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (Contract No. 106-2112-M-018-001-MY3) in the form of Grants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Changhua University of EducationChanghuaTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Institute of PhotonicsNational Changhua University of EducationChanghuaTaiwan, ROC

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