Accession Number:

AD0435573

Title:

ORGANIC FILM TUNNELING EFFECTS AND DEVICES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1962-31 Oct 1963

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

Thin organic insulator films were prepared by an improved Langmuir film technique, by evaporation and by interfacial polycondensation. Barium and calcium stearate, stearic acid, hexacosanoic acid and polyvinyl benzoate PVB monolayers were transferred by the Langmuir method, and the electrical properties of these films, sandwiched between evaporated electrodes of various metals, were studied. Monolayers were successfully transferred only onto chemically active substrates, such as Sn or Cu. With these electrodes, the conduction process through mono-and multilayer films is described in terms of a combined tunneling and Schottky-emission mechanism, with an activation energy of 0.25 eV. Gamma ray irradiation and autoradiographic studies on films of PVB were made. Evidence for radiation-induced cross-linkage was obtained for bulk PVB. It was concluded that the stable monolayer of PVB is composed of 3-4 interlocking layers of molecules. Some interesting memory effects were observed in sandwiches formed with PVB.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE