Accession Number:

ADA050938

Title:

Photocurrent Suppression and Interface State Recombination in Mis-Schottky Barriers,

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Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this work is to understand an important degradation mechanism in Schottky barrier photodetectors and solar cells. The I-V characteristics of Au-nSi devices under illumination show a pronounced photocurrent suppression at low voltages in the presence of an interfacial oxide layer of thickness or 20 A intentionally introduced but no suppression in the case of a carefully prepared near-intimate contact. The analysis of these devices takes into account the exchange of charge carriers between interface states and the metal by tunneling and between these states and the conduction and valence bands in the semiconductor. As suggested by the experiments, this shows that recombination in the interface states can be important only in the presence of a significant interfacial layer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE