Saturday, December 15, 2018
Bi2O3/ZnS, X-ray diffraction, Band filters, Band diagram, Microwave cavity
In this article, the physical design, energy band diagram, temperature dependent electrical resistivity and the impedance spectroscopy measurements of the Au/Bi2O3/ZnS/Ag isotype heterojunction devices are reported. The devices are prepared by the thermal evaporation technique under vacuum pressure of 10-5 mbar. Structural, compositional and morphological studies has shown the presence of an expansion in the lattice of Bi2O3 associated with increased strain and dislocation density and decreased grain size as a result of ZnS interfacing. The design of the band diagram indicated that the formed heterojunction exhibit large valence and conduction band offsets that forces charge accumulation at the interface. The Au/Bi2O3/ZnS/Ag device displays negative capacitance (NC) effect in the frequency domain of 0.01-1.50 GHz. The NC effect is interrupted by a resonance-antiresonance phenomenon in the frequency domain of 0.90-1.07 GHz. In addition to the NC effects, the device under study exhibited reflection coefficient and return loss spectra that nominate it for use as microwave cavities or as low pass band filters.