Photoelectrical Behaviour of DNA:PEDT-PSS Functionalised Films
V. Kažukauskasa, M. Pranaitisa, O. Krupkab and B. Sahraouib
aSemiconductor Physics Department and Institute of Applied Research, Vilnius University, Saulėtekio al. 9, bldg. 3, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania
bMOLTECH Anjou - UMR CNRS 6200 MINOS, University of Angers, 2 Blvd. Lavoisier, 49045 Angers, France
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We report investigations of functionalized DNA:PEDT-PSS films. The thermal activation energy of the conductivity near the room temperature was about 0.033 eV. The weak carrier trapping was identified by the thermally stimulated current method, proving the fast recombination of light-generated carriers. A "bistable" photoconductivity below the room temperature was evidenced upon the white light excitation. By cooling the samples down to 145-155 K the photoconduction was small. Below this temperature sudden increase of the photoconductivity was observed. Meanwhile by heating the photosensitivity remained enhanced up to 235-245 K. The slow relaxations of the current after the light excitation took place, the time constant of which reached several hundreds of seconds. Such phenomenon could presumably be attributed to the light-induced changes of the sample material morphology and/or associated variation of carrier transport conditions.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.119.151
PACS numbers: 73.50.Gr, 81.40.Rs, 81.40.Tv, 87.85.jc, 87.14.gk