Detection of current transport mechanisms for graphene-doped-PVA interlayered metal/semiconductor structures

Baydilli E. E. , Tan S. O. , Tecimer H. U. , Altindal Ş.

PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, cilt.598, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 598
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.physb.2020.412457


The possible current-transport mechanisms (CTMs) of Au/(%7Gr-doped)PVA/n-GaAs structure was examined between 80 K and 360 K. The forward bias semi-logarithmic I-V curves have two different linear regions; as 0.30 V and 0.56 V (Region I), and 0.72 V and 0.92 V (Region II). Contrary to classical thermionic emission (TE) theory, the ideality factor (n) decreases but the zero bias barrier height (Phi(Bo)) increases while the temperature increases for both regions. The plots of n vs Phi(B0), q/2 kT vs Phi(Bo) and q/2 kT vs n(-1)-1 have two linear regions from 80 K to 160 K and 180 K-360 K. This indicates the Double Gaussian Distribution (DGD). Experimental Richardson constant (A*) was acquired as 8.73 A/cm(2)K(2) and 8.14 A/cm(2)K(2) for Region I and II which are quite close to theoretical A* value for n-GaAs. Consequently, the predominant CTMs at M/S interfaces can be clarified by DGD on the basis of TE.