Effects of (NH4)2Sx treatment on the electrical and optical properties of indium tin oxide/conducting polymer electrodes

Yow Jon Lin, Bei Yuan Liu, Yi Min Chin

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In this study, the effects of (NH4)2Sx treatment on the electrical and optical properties of the indium tin oxide (ITO)/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) doped with poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) electrodes were researched. The authors found that (NH4)2Sx treatment could result in suppressing the hysteresis-type current-voltage characteristics related to the interfacial capacitance variation and a reduction in the equivalent refractive index of the ITO/PEDOT:PSS electrodes, owing to the improvement in the interfacial stability of the ITO/PEDOT:PSS electrodes and a reduction in the interface trap-states related charge store at the ITO/PEDOT:PSS interface. This implies that the ITO/PEDOT:PSS electrodes fabricated using the (NH4)2Sx-treated ITO may produce a higher extraction efficiency for ITO/PEDOT:PSS-based optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5508-5511
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 31


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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