Application of ZnO schottky diodes in rectifier circuits for implementation in energy harvesting

M. Gomez-Alvarez, I. Mejia, V. Cabrera, C. Avila-Avendano, R. García, A. Diaz-Cano, Y. Leon-Nataret, M. Quevedo-Lopez, L. Reséndiz

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    Abstract

    This work presents the results obtained from the SPICE simulation of a full-wave bridge rectifier circuit, a double half-wave rectifier circuit and a half-wave rectifier circuit, each at a frequency of 816MHz and low amplitude. The results match the experimental I-V curves obtained with the parameters extracted from the electrical characteristics of the experimental Schottky diodes: Si/SiO2/Cr/Au/ZnO/Al, glass/Al/ZnO/Au and glass/Al/ZnO/Pd. The results of the simulation show that the devices fabricated in this work can be a useful alternatives for rectifier circuits commonly used in energy harvesting systems, because they are capable of delivering output rectified voltages higher than 1V.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-159
    Number of pages7
    JournalDigest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures
    Volume14
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

    Keywords

    • Energy harvesting
    • Rectifiers
    • Schottky diodes

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