Current transport mechanism of heterojunction diodes based on the sol-gel p-type ZnO and n-type Si with H 2O 2 treatment

Guan Ru He, Yow Jon Lin

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Abstract

The present work reports the fabrication and detailed electrical properties of heterojunction diodes based on the sol-gel p-type ZnO and n-type Si. The p-type ZnO/n-type Si diode without H 2O 2 treatment showed a poor rectifying behavior with an ideality factor (n) of 6.4 and high leakage. n > 2 implies that the interfacial defects influence the electronic conduction through the device. However, the p-type ZnO/n-type Si diode with H 2O 2 treatment showed a good rectifying behavior with n of 1.6 and low leakage. Such an improvement indicates that a good passivation is formed at the interface as a result of the reduction of the defect density. These experimental demonstrations suggest that it may be possible to minimize the adverse effects of the interface states to obtain functional devices using H 2O 2 treatment. Highlights: The p-ZnO/n-Si diode without H 2O 2 treatment showed a poor rectifying behavior. The p-ZnO/n-Si diode with H 2O 2 treatment showed a good rectifying behavior. The interfacial defects of the p-ZnO/n-Si diode were controlled by H 2O 2 treatment. Such an improvement indicates that a good passivation is formed at the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Volume136
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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