TITLE

Energy barriers at interfaces between (100) InxGa1-xAs (0≤x≤0.53) and atomic-layer deposited Al2O3 and HfO2

AUTHOR(S)
Afanas'ev, V. V.; Stesmans, A.; Brammertz, G.; Delabie, A.; Sionke, S.; O'Mahony, A.; Povey, I. M.; Pemble, M. E.; O'Connor, E.; Hurley, P. K.; Newcomb, S. B.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/18/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 20, p202110
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The electron energy band alignment at interfaces of InxGa1-xAs (0≤x≤0.53) with atomic-layer deposited insulators Al2O3 and HfO2 is characterized using internal photoemission and photoconductivity experiments. The energy of the InxGa1-xAs valence band top is found to be only marginally influenced by the semiconductor composition. This result suggests that the known bandgap narrowing from 1.42 to 0.75 eV when the In content increases from 0 to 0.53 occurs mostly through downshift of the semiconductor conduction band bottom. It finds support from both electron and hole photoemission data. Similarly to the GaAs case, electron states originating from the interfacial oxidation of InxGa1-xAs lead to reduction in the electron barrier at the semiconductor/oxide interface.
ACCESSION #
40125723

 

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