TITLE

Capacitance-voltage and current-voltage characteristics of molecular beam epitaxially grown p+-GaAs/AlAs/n-GaAs heterostructures

AUTHOR(S)
Cooper, J. A.; Qian, Q-D.; Melloch, M. R.
PUB. DATE
February 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/3/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p365
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have studied the capacitance-voltage (CV) and current-voltage (IV) characteristics of molecular beam epitaxially (MBE) grown p+-GaAs/AlAs/n-GaAs heterostructures as a function of illumination level and temperature. Under illumination we find clear evidence of a hole inversion layer at the AlAs/n-GaAs interface at 77 K, with a maximum inversion layer carrier concentration of about 4.1×1011 cm-2. The samples are essentially free of trapping in the AlAs, as indicated by the almost complete lack of hysteresis in the CV curves. At room temperature under steady-state illumination we see both a voltage shift and a peak in the CV curves. The shift is attributed to the formation of an inversion layer, while the peak is believed due to the ac response of space charge flowing through the AlAs. In contrast to recent reports on similar samples grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, the MBE grown samples appear to be suitable for fabricating field-effect devices.
ACCESSION #
9818999

 

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