Low temperature annealing of electron irradiation induced defects in 4H-SiC

Castaldini, Antonio; Cavallini, Anna; Rigutti, Lorenzo; Nava, Filippo
October 2004
Applied Physics Letters;10/25/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 17, p3780
Academic Journal
Low temperature annealing of electron irradiation-induced deep levels in 4H-SiC is reported. The major deep level transient spectroscopy peak S2 associated with the energy level at Ec-0.39 eV disappears in the temperature range 360–400 K, and some rearrangement of the peak S3, associated with the defect Z1/Z2 with energy level at Ec-0.5/Ec-0.65 eV occurs in the temperature interval 400–470 K. A net free charge carrier concentration increase goes along with the disappearance of peak S2 at Ec-0.39 eV, whereas the charge collection efficiency of the diode does not experience any significant change. An interpretation of the annealing of peak S2 on a microscopic scale is given.


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