In this research, we investigated the I-V characteristics of ITO/PEDOT:PSS/InZnO devices for two sets of samples. The first set is composed of PEDOT:PSS as-prepared, while the second set is composed of PEDOT:PSS irradiated by UV light source. We found that UV irradiation improves the electrical conductivity of the fabricated devices and yields to ohmic contact. Based on the UPS measurements, it was found that UV irradiation leads to an increase in the work function and the enhancement of electrical conductivity of PEDOT:PSS films. XPS and AFM measurements indicate that conformational changes of the PEDOT:PSS films are responsible for this behavior. We also studied the effect of storage on the electrical properties of our devices. No significant changes of electrical characteristics have been found after storing the devices for a period of 30 days.
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This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MOST) (No. R0A-2007-000-10044-0(2007)).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering