Temperature effects on the electrical characteristics of Al/PTh-SiO2/p-Si structure


ALDEMİR D. A. , KÖKCE A. , ÖZDEMİR A. F.

BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol.40, no.7, pp.1435-1439, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12034-017-1509-7
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1435-1439

Abstract

The temperature-dependent current-voltage (I -V) and capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristics of the fabricated Al/p-Si Schottky diodes with the polythiopene-SiO2 nanocomposite (PTh-SiO2) interlayer were investigated. The ideality factor of Al/PTh-SiO2/p-Si Schottky diodes has decreased with increasing temperature and the barrier height has increased with increasing temperature. The change in the barrier height and ideality factor values with temperature was attributed to inhomogeneties of the zero-bias barrier height. Richardson plot has exhibited curved behaviour due to temperature dependence of barrier height. The activation energy and effective Richardson constant were calculated as 0.16 eV and 1.79 x 10(-8) A cm(-2) K-2 from linear part of Richardson plots, respectively. The barrier height values determined from capacitance-voltage-temperature (C-V-T) measurements decrease with increasing temperature on the contrary of barrier height values obtained from I -V-T measurements.