Charging effects in CdSe nanocrystals embedded in SiO2 matrix fabricated by rf magnetron co-sputtering technique were electrically characterized by means of capacitance-voltage (C-V) combined with current-voltage (I-V). The presence of CdSe nanocrystals was demonstrated by X-ray diffraction technique. The average size of nanocrystals was found to be approximately 3 nm. The carriers transport in the CdSe/SiO2 structure was shown to be a combination of Fowler-Nordheim tunnelling and Poole-Frenkel mechanisms. A memory effect was demonstrated and a retention time was measured.
- Charging effect
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering