A low-cost and reliable SiO2 insulating layer was successfully deposited onto GaN by liquid-phase deposition (LPD) using supersaturated H 2SiF6 and H3BP3 solutions. The interface-trap density, Dit, was estimated to be 1.2 × 10 12 cm-2 eV-1 for the as-grown, not annealed LPD-SiO2 layers. It was found that the leakage current density was 2.06 × 10-5 A/cm2 at a negative bias of 10 V for the as-grown Al/20nm LPD-SiO2/GaN metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) capacitors. It was also found that the LPD-SiO2 layer could be used to suppress the dark current of nitride-based photodetectors. A large photocurrent to dark-current contrast ratio higher than four orders of magnitude and a maximum responsivity of 0.65 A/W were observed from the fabricated indium-tin-oxide (ITO)/LPD-SiO2/GaN MIS UV photodetectors. These results could be explained by defect-assisted tunneling.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||8 A|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Aug 6|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)