Role of electrode contamination in electron injection at Mg:Ag/Alq3 interfaces

Chongfei Shen, Ian G. Hill, Antoine Kahn

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The effect of fabrication environment on current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of nominally symmetric Mg:Ag/Alq3/Mg:Ag structures was investigated. The structure fabricated under stringent vacuum conditions exhibits symmetric I-V characteristics. The results imply that the contacts formed by evaporating Mg:Ag on Alq3, or Alq3 on Mg:Ag, are equally efficient and that the perturbation caused to the organic layer by the top deposited metal has no significant impact on the injection process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1523-1527
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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