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Low-cost 13.56MHz Rectifier Based on Organic Diode

  • Hong Wang (a1) (a2), Zhuoyu Ji (a1), Liwei Shang (a1), Yingping Chen (a1), Congyan Lu (a1), Dongmei Li (a1), Yingquan Peng (a2) and Ming Liu (a1)...
Abstract

In this paper, low-cost rectifier based on an organic diode for use in organic radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is proposed. Pentacene is the electroactive layer, with 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) modified low-cost copper (Cu) and aluminum (Al) as the Ohmic and Schottky contacts, respectively. Hole injection barrier between Cu and pentacene can be decreased by forming the self-assembled layers of Cu-TCNQ. The diode shows a high rectification ratio of approximately 2×106 at 5V and the organic diode based rectifier circuit generated a dc output voltage of approximately 2V at 13.56MHz, using an input ac signal with zero-to-peak voltage amplitude of 5 V. The results indicate that chemical modification of the low-cost electrodes could be an efficient way toward low-cost high performance organic electronics devices.

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