Two-dimensional electronic systems play a crucial role in modern electronics and offer a multitude of opportunities to study the fundamental phenomena at low dimensional physics. A quantum well heterostructure based on polyaniline (P) and iodine doped polyaniline (I) thin films were fabricated using radio frequency plasma polymerization on indium tin oxide coated glass plate. Scanning probe microscopy and scanning electron microscopy studies were employed to study the morphology and roughness of the polymer thin films. Local electronic density of states (LDOS) of the P-I-P heterostructures is probed using scanning tunnelling spectroscopy (STS). A step like LDOS is observed in the P-I-P heterostructure and is attributed to the quantum well confinement of electrons in the polymer heterostructure.
|Journal||Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films