Characteristics of Si3N4/Si/n-GaAs metal-insulator-semiconductor interfaces grown on GaAs(111)B substrate

Park, Dae-Gyu; Diatezua, Deda M.; Chen, Zhi; Mohammad, S. Noor; Morkoc¸, Hadis
November 1996
Applied Physics Letters;11/11/1996, Vol. 69 Issue 20, p3025
Academic Journal
Interfacial properties of Al/Si3N4/Si/n-GaAs metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) capacitors grown on GaAs(111)B prepared with a combination of in situ molecular beam epitaxy and chemical vapor deposition techniques are presented. The density of the surface states in the high 1010 eV-1 cm-2 near the GaAs midgap for the GaAs grown at 575 and 625 °C was obtained. The MIS structure with GaAs homoepitaxial layer grown at 625 °C, showing smoother surface morphology than the surface grown at 575 °C, exhibited small hysteresis which was as small as 30 mV under a field excursion of 1.5 MV/cm. The presence of a 1 MHz frequency response at 77 K requires that the traps be within 60 meV of the conduction band edge of GaAs and confirms the unpinned GaAs surface Fermi energy within GaAs band gap. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.


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