dc conduction properties of TlSbSe2 crystals

Kalkan N., Yildirim S., Deger D., Ulutas K., Celebi Y.

MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, vol.40, no.6, pp.936-941, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


TlSbSe2 samples used for electrical measurements were cleaved from larger crystals grown by using the Bridgman-Stockbarger method. Electrical properties of TlSbSe2 have been carried out as a function of temperature (203-258 K) at different dc electric fields. The dc studies revealed the non-ohmic type of conduction (log I versus log V plot). The field lowering coefficient beta is evaluated from log I versus E-1/2 plot. It is found that the dominant conduction mechanism in these samples is Poole-Frenkel type. The activation energies are also calculated at different voltages. It is seen that the activation energy decreases with increase of applied voltage. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.