Study on interface engineering of layer-by-layer structure for applications in organic photodetector

Shuanghong Wu, Junjie Yang, Wenbin Ye, Han Zhou, Xiangru Wang, Xiongbang Wei, Silu Tao, Zhenyu Chen, Chundong Wang, Qihui Wu, Zhi Chen

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The interfacial electronic structure of layer-by-layer 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2-t-butyl-6-(1,1,7,7-tetramethyljulolidyl-9-enyl)-4H-pyran (DCJTB)/fullerene C60 was investigated using ultra-violet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS). Photoemission data of period of DCJTB/C60/DCJTB films suggested the formation of surface dipole and interfacial band bending across the interfaces, which greatly facilitates the charge transfer from DCJTB to C60 and from C60 to DCJTB layer as well. When applied this layer-by-layer structure to a near-infrared photodetector, a maximum of photocurrent was achieved by the device with 3 periods of DCJTB/C60 thin films. Finally, the detailed work mechanism of this detector was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 61405026 , 61371046 , and 61474016 , National Higher-education Institution General Research and Development Funding ( ZYGX2014J049 ), and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2014M552330 ).

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  • Interface
  • Organic
  • Photodetector
  • UPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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