Wavelength dependence and multiple-induced states in photoresponses of copper phthalocyanine-doped gold nanoparticle single-electron device

Makoto Yamamoto, Rieko Ueda, Toshifumi Terui, Keisuke Imazu, Kaoru Tamada, Takeshi Sakano, Kenji Matsuda, Hisao Ishii, Yutaka Noguchi

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Abstract

We have proposed a gold nanoparticle (GNP)-based single-electron transistor (SET) doped with a dye molecule, where the molecule works as a photoresponsive floating gate. Here, we examined the source-drain current (ISD) at a constant drain voltage under light irradiation with various wavelengths ranging from 400 to 700 nm. Current change was enhanced at the wavelengths of 600 and 700nm, corresponding to the optical absorption band of the doped molecule (copper phthalocyanine: CuPc). Moreover, several peaks appear in the histograms of ISD during light irradiation, indicating that multiple discrete states were induced in the device. The results suggest that the current change was initiated by the light absorption of CuPc and multiple CuPc molecules near the GNP working as a floating gate. Molecular doping can activate advanced device functions in GNP-based SETs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01AC02
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume53
Issue number1 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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