Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 80, Number 1, October 2017
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Semiconductors and Devices|
|Published online||03 October 2017|
Interfacial layer thickness dependent electrical characteristics of Au/(Zn-doped PVA)/n-4H-SiC (MPS) structures at room temperature
Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Süleyman Demirel University,
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Bingöl University, Bingöl 12000, Turkey
3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Gazi University, Ankara 06500, Turkey
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Received in final form: 19 July 2017
Accepted: 7 August 2017
Published online: 3 October 2017
Au/(Zn-doped PVA)/n-4H-SiC metal/polymer/semiconductor (MPS) structures with different interfacial layer thickness values (50, 150, 500 nm) were fabricated and their electrical characteristics were compared. Their electrical parameters (i.e. reverse-bias saturation current (Io), ideality factor (n), zero-bias barrier height (BH) (Φbo), series and shunt resistances (Rs, Rsh)) were calculated from the forward bias current–voltage (IF–VF) data whereas other parameters (i.e. Fermi energy level (EF), BH (Фb) and donor concentration (Nd)) were calculated from the linear part of C−2–V characteristics at room temperature. Obtained results confirmed that the values of n, Φbo, Rs and Rsh increase with increasing interlayer thickness, and linear correlation between n and Φbo was observed. The high values of n for three structures can be ascribed to the presence of an interlayer, surface states (Nss) and barrier inhomogeneities. The energy density distribution profile of Nss was obtained from the IF–VF data by taking into account voltage-dependent effective BH (Фe) and n for each structure. The Ri vs V plot for these structures was obtained using both Ohm's law and Nicollian–Brews method. All these experimental results show that the interfacial layer and its thickness play an important role in main electric parameters of these structures.
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