An all-perovskite p-n junction based on transparent conducting p -La 1-x Sr x CrO 3 epitaxial layers
Transparent, conducting p -La 1-x Sr x CrO 3 epitaxial layers were deposited on Nb-doped SrTiO 3(001) by oxygen-assisted molecular beam epitaxy to form structurally coherent p-n junctions. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy reveals a type II or “staggered” band alignment, with valence and conduction band offsets of 2.0 eV and 0.9 eV, respectively. Diodes fabricated from these heterojunctions exhibit rectifying behavior, and the I-V characteristics are different from those for traditional semiconductor p-n junctions. A rather large ideality factor is ascribed to the complex nature of the interface.