By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Researchers detail new data in Materials Science. According to news reporting originating in Ibaraki, Japan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "We have previously reported pyrolyzed parylene C (PPC) as a conductive carbon electrode material for use with micropipets, atomic force microscopy probes, and planar electrodes. Advantages of carbon electrode fabrication from PPC include conformal coating of high-aspect ratio micro/nanoscale features and the benefits afforded by chemical vapor deposition of carbon polymers."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NIAIST), "In this work, we demonstrate chemical surface doping of PPC through the use of previously reported methods. Chemically treated PPC films are characterized by multiple spectroscopic and electronic measurements. Pyrolyzed parylene C and doped PPC are used to construct diodes that are examined as both p-n heterojunction and Schottky barrier diodes."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Half-wave rectification is achieved with PPC diodes and demonstrates the applicability of PPC as a conductive and semiconductive material in device fabrication."
For more information on this research see: Pyrolyzed Carbon Film Diodes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013;5(21):10673-10681. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.C. Morton, Natl Inst Adv Ind Sci & Technol, Flexible Elect Res Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3058565, Japan. Additional authors for this research include H. Tokuhisa and L.A. Baker.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Ibaraki, Materials Science
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