D. B. R. and L. Z. acknowledge the support of the Optics Priority Program of Switzerland. We also thank the Swiss National Foundation for fundamental research for their assistance through contract FNRS 2140435-94 and through the nanoscience program PRN 36.
A carbon nanotube/organic semiconducting polymer heterojunction†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1996 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 8, Issue 11, pages 899–902, November 1996
How to Cite
Romero, D. B., Carrard, M., De Heer, W. and Zuppiroli, L. (1996), A carbon nanotube/organic semiconducting polymer heterojunction. Adv. Mater., 8: 899–902. doi: 10.1002/adma.19960081105
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 12 JUL 1996
- Manuscript Received: 17 MAY 1996
An all-organic device based on carbon nanotubes and semiconducting polymers is of great interest for opto-electronic applications. A rectifying heterojunction formed by these novel materials is reported for the first time. The onset for nonlinear current injection is demonstrated to occur at an applied electric field more than on order of magnitude lower than for a semiconducting polymer/conducting oxide or metal heterojunction. The light sensitivity of the heterojunction was also investigated.