Accession Number:

ADA169241

Title:

An Accurate Method to Extract Specific Contact Resistivity Using Cross Bridge Kelvin Resistors,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The cross bridge Kelvin resistor structure is used to extract true interfacial specific contact resistivity rho sub c. Two dimensional simulations demonstrate that the sublinear behavior of the measured contact resistance versus contact area on a log-log plot is due to current crowding around the contact which results from the contact window size being smaller than the diffusion width. The effect is more pronounced for low values of rho sub c. Excellent agreement has been found between the simulations and measured data of contact resistances. An accurate value of rho sub c has been extracted for the case of PtSi to N polysilicon contacts. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE