The present work reports the fabrication and detailed electrical properties of Al-doped CdO/Si-nanowire (SiNW) arrays/p-type Si Schottky diodes with and without SiNW surface passivation. It is shown that the interfacial trap states influence the electronic conduction through the device. The experimental results demonstrate that the effects of the dangling bonds at the SiNW surface and Si vacancies at the SiOx/SiNW interface which can be changed by the Si-O bonding on the energy barrier lowering and the charge transport property. The induced dominance transformation from electron traps to hole traps in the SiNWs by controlling the passivation treatment time is found in this study.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)