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Non Linear Electronic And Optical Processes In Fullerene Thin Films, Siobhan Phelan Jan 2004

Non Linear Electronic And Optical Processes In Fullerene Thin Films, Siobhan Phelan

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In this study the current voltage characteristics of C60 thin film sandwich structures fabricated by vacuum deposition on indium tin oxide (ITO) with an aluminium top electrode are presented and discussed. A strongly non-linear behaviour and a sharp increase in the device conductivity was observed at relatively low voltages, at both room and low temperatures (30K). At room temperature the system is seen to collapse. In situ Raman measurements indicate that the collapse is the result of a solid state reduction of the fullerene thin film to a polymeric state. The high conductivity state was seen to be stable at ...