We attained multilevel manipulation of resonant tunneling in a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structure, in which heterogeneous molecules of copper hexadecafluorophthalocyanine (F16CuPc) and copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) were embedded in an insulating layer to form a double-tunneling junction. Resonant tunneling was observed in samples with either molecule, revealing that the molecules worked as intermediate electrodes for the tunneling current. The carrier transport was ascribed to resonant tunneling through the energy levels of individual molecules. That is, the threshold voltage of resonant tunneling can be controlled according to the energy levels of the molecules. We achieved multilevel resonant tunneling operation with binary molecules of F16CuPc and CuPc, in which the carriers were injected into the respective molecules at corresponding threshold voltages. Our findings point to a new multilevel operation of resonant tunneling through organic molecules in a practical MIS device structure.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films