Low frequency negative capacitance behavior of molecular beam epitaxial GaAs n-low temperature-i-p structure with low temperature layer grown at a low temperature

N. C. Chen*, P. Y. Wang, Jenn-Fang Chen

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Abstract

The GaAs sample under study is a n-low temperature-i-p structure grown by molecular beam epitaxy with a low-temperature (LT) layer grown at 300°C and annealed at 620°C for 1 h. Admittance measurements on this sample reveal a negative capacitance at low frequency. This work analyzes the origin of the negative capacitance and its corresponding frequency-dependent conductance by combining two current components: charging-discharging current and the inertial conducting current. Analysis results indicate that the activation energies and time constants of both current components closely resemble each other and should correspond to the same trap. Based on the results presented herein, we can conclude that the negative capacitance at low frequency provides evidence of a generation-recombination center with an activation energy of 0.77 eV in the LT layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1083
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume72
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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