Investigation of Surface Potential Occurring at Metal/Phthalocyanine Interfaces by Electro-Absorption Technique

Takaaki MANAKA  Xiao Man CHENG  Cheng Quan LI  Mitsumasa IWAMOTO  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.6   pp.1328-1329
Publication Date: 2002/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Recent Progress in Organic Molecular Electronics)
Category: Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Films
Keyword: 
surface potential,  phthalocyanine,  electro-absorption,  

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Summary: 
The surface potential built across vacuum deposited phthalocyanine (Pc) films on aluminum electrode was investigated by means of electro-modulation spectroscopy. The sandwich-type cells with thin air gap, which becomes a good insulator were used in order to avoid the influence of charge injection. The existence of the surface potential at the metal/organic-material interface induced 1f referenced electro-reflectance (ER) signals. As a result, the surface potential built across vacuum deposited Pc films on aluminum electrode was estimated to be 1.25 V.