The Electrical Properties of Semiconductor/Metal, Semiconductor/Liquid, and Semiconductor/Conducting Polymer Contacts

Amit Kumar, Wolf Christian Wilisch, Nathan S. Lewis

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Abstract

: Critical comparisons are drawn between the basic electrical properties of semicondutor/metal, semiconductor/liquid, and semiconductor/conducting polymer junctions. A theoretical model is developed to describe the basic current-voltage properties of semiconductor contacts, with emphasis on the contrasts between ideal and observed behavior. Using the concepts from this model, the characteristics of a variety of semiconductor contacts are evaluated. The discussion focuses on the following semiconductors: Si, GaAs, InP, and II-VI compounds based on the Cd-(chalcogenide) materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-353
Number of pages27
JournalCritical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

Keywords

  • CdS
  • CdSe
  • CdTe
  • Fermi level
  • Fermi level pinning
  • GaAs
  • InP
  • Si
  • conductor/conducting polymer junction
  • semi-
  • semiconductor
  • semiconductor/liquid junction
  • semiconductor/metal junction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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