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Electrical conduction properties of flash evaporated ZincPhthalocyanine (ZnPc) thin films

Sathyamoorthy, R.; Senthilarasu, Sundaram; Lalitha, S.; Subbarayan, Arumugam; Natarajan, Krithikaa; Mathew, Xavier


R. Sathyamoorthy

S. Lalitha

Arumugam Subbarayan

Krithikaa Natarajan

Xavier Mathew


Solar energy as the principle source has become very attractive, as it is abundantly available, can be tapped locally, pollution free and commercially viable over a period. Solar energy may be converted to other forms of higher-grade energy through one of several methods such as photothermal, photochemical, photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic (PV). Among these, as noted above the cleanest and most direct and efficient and of converts to electrical power is with the help of PV or solar cell devices. Photovoltaics are one of the hottest areas of research today. Nowadays organic material finds greater importance in the PV cell fabrications. Among the available organic materials ZincPhthalocyanine is a promising candidate for the solar cell applications, because of its easy synthesization and non-toxic to the environment. The major part of incident light in the visible region effectively contributes to photocarrier generation and the excited ZnPc molecules play an important role in PV effect. In this paper, we have reported electrical transport properties of flash evaporated ZincPhthalocyanine thin films have been reported. DC conduction mechanism in these films (Al–ZnPc–Al structure) was studied at different temperatures. The field dependence behaviour on activation energy and possible conduction mechanism in the ZnPc films under DC field has been discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Feb 27, 2004
Publication Date May 1, 2004
Deposit Date Mar 11, 2023
Print ISSN 0927-0248
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 82
Issue 1-2
Pages 169-177
Keywords ZincPhthalocyanine, Organic semiconductor, Electrical, Flash evaporation, Poole–Frankel, Thin film