Current-voltage characteristics of Au/ZnO/n-Si device in a wide range temperature

Kocyigit A., Orak I., Caldiran Z., Turut A.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, vol.28, no.22, pp.17177-17184, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10854-017-7646-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17177-17184


Au/ZnO/n-Si device was obtained by using atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique, and it was characterized by I-V measurement in a wide temperature from 100 to 380 K with 20 K steps. XRD measurements were performed on ZnO thin film layer, and (002) and (201) peaks were seen in XRD pattern of the film. Surface morphology and cross section of the device were taken by SEM and discussed in the details. Some device parameters such as barrier height, ideality factor, series resistance were calculated by thermionic emission theory (TE), using Cheung's and Norde's functions. The Calculation results revealed that all device parameters strongly depended on temperature changing. In addition, interface states (N (ss) ) graphs were plotted and discussed according to energy levels and measurement temperatures. It can be concluded that this device can be used in various technological applications in wide range temperatures in industry.