Hybrid Nanoparticle/Organic Devices with Strong Resonant Tunneling Behaviors

Authors

  • Tianhang Zheng,

    1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (P.R. China)
    2. Department of Material Science and Engineering Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 (USA)
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  • Wallace C. H. Choy,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (P.R. China)
    2. Department of Material Science and Engineering Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 (USA)
    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (P.R. China).
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  • Yuxiu Sun

    1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (P.R. China)
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Abstract

A hybrid nanoparticle/organic device consisting of small molecule organic semiconductors and Ag nanoparticles is reported. The single device exhibits unusual properties of organic resonant tunneling diode (ORTD) at low driving voltage region and offers light emission at high voltage. For ORTD, a strong negative differential resistance behavior is demonstrated at room temperature. The current resonance with the peak-to-valley current ratio of over 4.6 and narrow linewidth of only ∼1.4 V is achieved. A detailed operating mechanism of the charging and emission modes is proposed, which can be discussed in terms of the strong charge-trapping effect of Ag nanoparticles. The repeatable operations of hybrid device show the mutual influences between two modes and the light emission properties of the ORTD are also discussed.

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