Enhanced room-temperature piezoconductance of metal–semiconductor hybrid structures

Rowe, A.C.H.; Hines, D.R.; Solin, S.A.
August 2003
Applied Physics Letters;8/11/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p1160
Academic Journal
Metal–semiconductor hybrids (MSHs) are found to exhibit enhanced room-temperature piezoconductance in the presence of uniaxial tensile strain. The magnitude of the enhanced piezoconductance is more than five times greater than that of the homogeneous semiconductor alone and is strongly dependent on both the location and properties of the metal–semiconductor interface. MSHs may be useful in determining the electrical properties of low-resistance metal contacts on semiconductors. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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