High-Frequency Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) Diodes for Thermal Radiation Harvesting

David Etor, Linzi E. Dodd, David Wood, Claudio Balocco

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Abstract

The fabrication of low-cost metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes using a self-assembled monolayer as the insulating layer is presented. DC and AC analysis show that the diodes have excellent non-linear current voltage characteristics compared to those typically reported, with a zero-bias curvature coefficient ranging from 0.5 V-1 to 5.4 V-1, voltage responsivity of 1.9 kV/W at a frequency of 1 GHz. The process developed for fabricating these diodes is simple, cost effective, and can potentially be used in the roll-to-roll manufacturing of MIM diodes. Reliability tests performed on the fabricated OTS diodes shows that the OTS layer of the diodes remains unaffected by high temperature up to approximately 450 °C which is significant in thermal energy harvesting applications, where the diode may be exposed to high temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-8272-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2015

Publication series

Name2015 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFRARED, MILLIMETER AND TERAHERTZ WAVES (IRMMW-THZ)
ISSN (Print)2162-2027

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