Electronic properties of C60 thin films Academic Article uri icon


  • The electronic structure of polycrystalline C60 thin films has been investigated using surface photovoltage spectroscopy (SPS) and conductivity measurements. the films show n-type semiconductivity with an activation energy of ∼ 0.8 eV as found from the temperature dependence of the conductivity at high temperatures. the electronic structure emerging from our SPS results comprises a 1.6 eV photo-conduction gap, a mobility gap of about 2.25 eV and two gap states, a donor and an acceptor, at 0.35 eV and (1.0-1.1) eV, respectively, below the photo-conduction edge. the results indicate the possibility of the existence of band tails, extending into the optical gap of these films, as well as other deep gap states.

publication date

  • January 1, 1998