MATERIALS SCIENCE IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING, vol.16, no.4, pp.1125-1130, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
We demonstrate that a copper(II) organic complex can control the electrical characteristics of conventional Au/n-Si metal semiconductor (MS) contacts. We investigated the electronic and photovoltaic properties of a Cu(II) complex/n-Si heterojunction diode. The ideality factor n and barrier height Phi(b) of the diode were 2.22 and 0.736 eV, respectively. An ideality factor greater than unity indicates that the diode exhibits non-ideal current voltage behavior. This behavior results from the effect of series resistance and the presence of an interfacial layer. The series resistance and barrier height determined using Norde's method were 6.7 k Omega and 0.77 eV, respectively. The device showed photovoltaic behavior, with a maximum open-circuit voltage of 0.24 V and a short circuit current of 1.7 mu A under light of 8 mW/cm(2). (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.