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Publication details for Professor Andy Monkman

Halliday, DP, Eggleston, JM, Adams, PN, Pentland, IA & Monkman, AP (1997). Visible electroluminescence from a polyaniline-porous silicon junction. Synthetic Metals 85(1-3): 1245-1246.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0379-6779
  • Keywords: organic/inorganic interfaces; polyaniline; light sources

Author(s) from Durham


We have studied the interface formed between a p-type conducting
polyaniline layer and an n-type porous silicon wafer, The contact has
rectifying behaviour demonstrated clearly by the IV curves, We can fit
our data to a simple Schottky barrier model. The barrier height
determined from our data varies from 0.78 to 0.85eV. The ideality
factor ranges from 2.8 - 5.2. Visible electroluminescence has been
obtained from this junction when it is placed under a forward bias.