2023 journal article

Demonstration of near-ideal Schottky contacts to Si-doped AlN


By: C. Quinones n, D. Khachariya*, P. Bagheri n, P. Reddy*, S. Mita*, R. Kirste*, S. Rathkanthiwar n, J. Tweedie* ...

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7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
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Added: December 11, 2023

Near-ideal behavior in Schottky contacts to Si-doped AlN was observed as evidenced by a low ideality factor of 1.5 at room temperature. A temperature-independent Schottky barrier height of 1.9 eV was extracted from temperature-dependent I–V measurements. An activation energy of ∼300 meV was observed in the series resistance, which corresponded to the ionization energy of the deep Si donor state. Both Ohmic and Schottky contacts were stable up to 650 °C, with around four orders of magnitude rectification at this elevated temperature. These results demonstrate the potential of AlN as a platform for power devices capable of operating in extreme environments.