Energy density distribution profiles of surface states, relaxation time and capture cross-section in Au/n-type 4H-SiC SBDs by using admittance spectroscopy method

Kaya A., Sevgili Ö., ALTINDAL Ş.

International Journal of Modern Physics B, vol.28, no.17, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0217979214501045
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Modern Physics B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Au/n-type 4H-SiC SBDs, Conductance method, Energy density distribution of surface states, Relaxation time and capture cross-section
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Au/n-type 4H-SiC diodes were fabricated and their electrical characteristics have been investigated by using the capacitance/conductance- voltage-frequency (C-V-f and G/w-V-f) measurements method at room temperature. The main parameters such as the doping atoms (ND), diffusion potential (VD) and barrier height (ΦB(C-V)) values were obtained from the reverse bias C-2-V plots for each frequency. C and G/ω values decrease with increasing frequency as almost exponential for each voltage and these changes in C and G/ω are considerably high at low frequencies due to the contribution of surface states (Nss) to the measured C and G/ω. The resistivity (Ri) versus V plots were also obtained by using the C and G data and they exhibit an anomalous peak which is corresponding to the depletion region at each frequencies and its magnitude decreases with increasing frequency. The energy density distribution of N ss and their relaxation time (τ) were obtained from the conductance method and they range from 1.53 × 1014 eV -1 cm-2 to 1.03 × 1014 eV-1 cm-2 and 1.29 × 10-4 s to 3.35 × 10 -5 s, respectively, in the energy range of (0.585-Ev) - (0.899-Ev) eV. The voltage dependent of Nss was also obtained from CHF - CLF method. The obtained value of Nss is about 1014 eV-1 cm-2 order and these values are suitable for an electronic device. © World Scientific Publishing Company.