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Title: Enhancing the optoelectronic performance of As2Se3 thin films via Ag slabs sandwiching
Authors: Qasrawi, Atef$AAUP$Palestinian
Alharbi, Seham$Other$Other
Keywords: As2Se3/Ag/As2Se3negative capacitancehigh absorbanceelectronic switchmicrowave cavity
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2020
Publisher: Optik
Series/Report no.: 0030-4026;165228
Abstract: In this work, the effects of insertion of Ag slabs of thicknesses of 50, 100 and 200 nm between layers of arsenic selenide are reported. The glassy structured As2Se3 is characterized by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, ultraviolet-visible light spectrophotometry and impedance spectroscopy techniques. While the two stacked layers of As2Se3 exhibited high absorption and energy band gap values that nominate them for optoelectronic applications, the Ag slabs enhanced the light absorbability by 3.98, 5.77, 6.13 times and shrunk the energy band gap by 1.16%, 7.40% and 13.8% for Ag slabs of thicknesses of 50, 100 and 200 nm, respectively. In addition, even though the As2Se3/As2Se3 layers exhibited negative capacitance effect in the frequency domain of 0.01-1.80 GHz, the insertion of Ag slabs removed the negative capacitance effect and forced the capacitance spectra to exhibit resonance at critical frequency of value of 0.23 GHz. The modeling of the capacitance spectra have shown that the geometrical capacitance is increased by one order of magnitude upon Ag slabs insertion. The dynamic capacitance is limited by electrons (holes) plasmonic interaction at the interface between the As2Se3/Ag/As2Se3 layers. Furthermore, the capacitance- voltage characteristics of the As2Se3/Ag/As2Se3 films confirmed the suitability of the devices to exhibit MOS device features. The characteristics of the stacked layers of As2Se3 indicate their multi-functionality as an optical absorbers/receivers and as microwave cavities.
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