Steps and spikes in current-voltage characteristics of oxide/microcrystallite-silicon/oxide diodes

Chou, S.Y.; Gordon, A.E.
April 1992
Applied Physics Letters;4/13/1992, Vol. 60 Issue 15, p1827
Academic Journal
Analyzes the appearance of steps and spikes in current-voltage characteristics of silicon dioxide/microcrystallite-silicon/silicon dioxide diodes. Dependence of steps presence on measurement temperature; Electrical breakdowns of local oxides along edge of metal contacts; Use of wet oxidation and nitrogen annealing for diode fabrication.


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