Electrical and structural properties of Ti/W/Au ohmic contacts on n-type GaN

Reddy, V. R. and Seong, T. Y. (2004) Electrical and structural properties of Ti/W/Au ohmic contacts on n-type GaN. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 19 (8). pp. 975-979. ISSN 0268-1242

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The electrical and structural properties of Ti/W/Au ohmic contacts to moderately doped n-GaN (4.07 x 10(18) cm(-3)) have been investigated. The as-deposited and annealing contacts at temperatures below 750degreesC exhibit non-linear behaviour. However, the contact showed ohmic behaviour after annealing at a temperature in excess of 850degreesC. Specific contact resistance as low as 8.4 x 10(-6) Omega cm(2) is obtained from the Ti(12 nm)/W(20 nm)/ Au(50 nm) contact annealed at 900degreesC for 1 min in N-2 ambient. It is observed that annealing results in a large reduction (by similar to160 meV) in the Schottky barrier height of the contacts, compared to the as-deposited one. The atomic force microscopy results showed that the surface morphology of the contact annealed at 900degreesC is fairly smooth with a RMS roughness of 3.8 nm. Based on the Auger electron spectroscopy and glancing angle x-ray diffraction results, possible explanations are given to describe the annealing temperature dependence of the specific contact resistance of the contacts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D Physical Science > Electronic
Divisions: PG Centre Hassan > Electronics
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Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2019 08:54
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2019 08:56
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/6564

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