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Title: Defect-dependent carrier transport behavior of polymer:ZnO composites/electrodeposited CdS/indium tin oxide devices

Currents through the poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) doped with poly(styrenesulfonate) and ZnO nanoparticles (PEDOT:PSS:ZnO)/CdS/indium tin oxide (ITO) hetero-structures are studied. The authors introduced the electrodeposition technique with sulfide treatment to improve the film quality of CdS. It is shown that sulfide treatment leads to a reduction in the number of donor-like defects (that is, sulfur vacancies and cadmium interstitials) in the CdS films, which leads to the conversion of carrier transport behavior from Poole-Frenkel emission to thermionic emission-diffusion for PEDOT:PSS:ZnO/CdS/ITO devices. A correlation is identified for providing a guide to control the current transport behavior of PEDOT:PSS:ZnO/CdS/ITO devices.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute of Photonics, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua 500, Taiwan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494655
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CADMIUM; CADMIUM SULFIDES; CARRIERS; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRODEPOSITION; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; INTERSTITIALS; NANOPARTICLES; POLYMERS; SULFUR; THERMIONIC EMISSION; THIN FILMS; TIN OXIDES; VACANCIES; ZINC OXIDES