Photovoltaic properties of Bi2 FeCrO6 epitaxial thin films

R. Nechache, C. Harnagea, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, A. Ruediger, A. Pignolet, F. Rosei*

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We report a large photovoltaic (PV) effect in multiferroic Bi2 FeCrO6 (BFCO) films under monochromatic illumination at 635 nm with an intensity of 1.5 mW cm-2. These multiferroic films exhibit a large photocurrent at zero bias voltage and an open-circuit voltage of about 0.6 V. A high PV power conversion efficiency of about 6% for red light is achieved and attributed to a high degree of B-site cationic ordering between Fe and Cr sublattices, the tuning of which is likely to play a key role in further improvements of the PV properties in BFCO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number202902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 16 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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