Comparison of p-n and p-i-n vertical diodes based on p-PMItz/n-Si, p-PMItz/n-4HSiC and p-PMItz/i-SiO2/n-Si heterojunctions

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Alarabi A. A., Çiçek O., Makara H., Ünal F., Zurnacı M., ALTINDAL Ş.

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol.35, no.14, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10854-024-12707-0
  • Journal Name: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we present a comprehensive comparison study between p-n and p-i-n vertical diodes employing diverse heterojunction configurations under dark conditions. The diodes are fabricated utilizing p-PMItz as the organic semiconductor layer interfacing with different inorganic substrates, including n-Si (n-type silicon), n-4HSiC (n-type 4H silicon carbide), and incorporating an intrinsic SiO2 (silicon dioxide) layer in the p-PMItz/i-SiO2/n++-Si configuration. The current–voltage and dielectric characteristics are analyzed to discern the performance discrepancies among these diode configurations. The influence of heterojunction interfaces and band alignments on device behavior is investigated, shedding light on the charge transport mechanisms within these structures. Our findings reveal distinct trends in device characteristics for p-n and p-i-n diodes, highlighting the significance of heterojunction design in optimizing device performance. This comparative analysis offers valuable insights for the development of efficient organic–inorganic hybrid diodes tailored for various optoelectronic applications.