Accession Number:

ADA413119

Title:

Electrical Contacts to A1GaN for UV Detectors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1999-Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Along with the advancement of III-V nitride materials and devices has come the need for high performance electrical contacts to these semiconductors. This document contains the major findings of a study of contacts to AlGaN performed at The Pennsylvania State University during the period January, 1999-December, 2002 under AFOSR grant F49620-99-1-0176. The findings are discussed in four sections, which cover ohmic contacts to n-AlGaN, Schottky barrier contacts to n-AlGaN, ohmic contacts to p-type GaN, and ohmic contacts to p-type AlGaN. We then comment briefly on metallurgical considerations for these contacts and worthwhile avenues for future investigations.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE