Frequency and Voltage Dependent Profile of Dielectric Parameters and Electric Modulus for Al/(HgS-PVA)/p-Si Capacitor via Impedance Spectroscopy Method

Cetinkaya H. G.

JOURNAL OF NANOELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS, vol.13, no.3, pp.421-427, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1166/jno.2018.2240
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-427
  • Keywords: Al/(HgS-PVA)/p-Si (MPS) Capacitor, Surface States, Frequency-Voltage Dependence of Dielectric Properties, Electric Modulus, SI MPS STRUCTURES, AC CONDUCTIVITY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The complex dielectric constant, complex electric modulus and electrical conductivity of a Al/HgS-PVA/p-Si (MPS) capacitor were investigated via impedance spectroscopy method. Measurements have been performed within the frequency range of 2 kHz and 2 MHz between -3 V and 5 V increased by 50 mV at room temperature. Both the real and imaginary components of the complex dielectric constant and complex electric modulus were found as a strong function of frequency and voltage especially in the forward bias region. On the other hand, the dielectric loss and tangent loss versus voltage plots showed a peak behavior especially at lower frequencies in the depletion region. Similarly, real and imaginary parts of the complex electric modules versus log (frequency) plots showed a peak behavior in the depletion region, but it disappeared in the accumulation region. Additionally, three linear regions, which are classified as the low (slope= 0.74), intermediate (slope =1.09) and high (slope = 0.68) frequency ranges, have been observed in the In (conductivity) versus In (frequency) plots.