Carrier transport mechanism in the SnO2:F/p-type a-Si:H heterojunction

Fabio Principato, Di Marco, Cannella, Foti, Lombardo, Grasso, Giuseppe Cannella

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We characterize SnO2:F/p-type a-Si:H/Mo structures by current-voltage (I-V) and capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements at different temperatures to determine the transport mechanism in the SnO2:F/p-type a-Si:H heterojunction. The experimental I-V curves of these structures, almost symmetricaround the origin, are ohmic for |V|< 0.1 V and have a super-linear behavior (power law) for |V|> 0.1 V. The structure can be modeled as two diodes back to back connected so that the main current transport mechanisms are due to the reverse current of the diodes. To explain the measured C-V curves, the capacitance of the heterostructure is modeled as the series connection of the depletion capacitances of the two back to back connected SnO2:F/p-type a-Si:H and Mo/p-type a-Si:H junctions. We simulated the reverse I-V curves of the SnO2:F/p-type a-Si:H heterojunction at differenttemperatures by using the simulation software SCAPS 2.9.03. In the model the main transport mechanism is generation of holes enhanced by tunneling by acceptor-type interface defects with a trap energy of 0.4 eV above the valence bandedge of the p-type a-Si:H layer and with a density of4.0 10^13 cm^-2. By using I-V simulations and the proposed C-V model the built-in potential (Vbi) of the SnO2:F/p-type a-Si:H (0.16 V) and p-type a-Si:H/Mo (0.14 V) heterojunctions are extracted and a band diagram of the characterized structure is proposed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)024502-1-024502-8
Numero di pagine8
RivistaJournal of Applied Physics
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

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