7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Electrical properties of Hg/n-Si (MS) and Hg/PO3/n-Si (MIS) Schottky Diodes

10 Jul 2014, 10:20
20m
D Les 201

D Les 201

Oral Presentation Track A - Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials DPCMM1

Speaker

Mr Fred Joe Nambala (University of Zambia)

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Metal-semiconductor (MS) and metal- insulator-semiconductor (MIS) Schottky barrier diodes were studies using 4-cyanobenzyl phosphonate (PO3) monolayer. The insulator was deposited on n-Si(111) through a chemical process. Electrical parameters of the Hg/n-Si(111), MS and Hg/PO3/n-Si, MIS contacts were obtained from the forward and the reverse bias current-voltage (I-V) and capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements performed using a mercury (Hg) probe at room temperature. Experimental results show no rectification behavior for the MS and rectification for MIS diodes. The ideality factor (n) and the zero-bias barrier height (ФBo) were determined as 5 and 0.44 eV for the MS. In addition, the values of n and ФBo for MIS were determined as 1.2 and 0.68 eV using I-V measurements and then the ФBo of 0.64 eV was measured with C-V. C-V measurements for the MS diodes did not yield results due to low barrier height.

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

PhD

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

Yes

Apply to be<br> considered for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

Yes

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Mmantsae Diale, mmantsae.diale@up.ac.za. University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Primary author

Mr Fred Joe Nambala (University of Zambia)

Co-authors

Prof. David Cahen (Weizmann Insitute of Science) Dr Fred Diale (University of Pretoria)

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