Title

Minority carrier diffusion length measurements in 6H-SiC

Authors

Authors

A. Y. Polyakov; Q. Li; S. W. Huh; M. Skowronski; O. Lopatiuk; L. Chernyak;E. Sanchez

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

SIC DIODES; LIFETIME; DEFECTS; CENTERS; 4H; SIMULATION; TRANSPORT; CARBIDE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Minority carrier diffusion lengths were measured as a function of temperature and position along the growth axis of lightly nitrogen doped boules of 6H-SiC grown by the physical vapor transport technique. It is shown that the diffusion lengths increase from 1 to 2 microns in the seed portion of the boule to about 4 microns in the tail portion of the boules. Deep levels transient spectroscopy measurements revealed the presence of deep electron traps with the activation energies of 0.35 eV, 0.5 eV, 0.65 eV, and 1 eV. The densities of all these traps decrease when moving from seed to tail of the boules. A good correlation between the change of the lifetime values and the density of the 0.65 eV and 1 eV electron traps was observed. The measured lifetimes show an increase with temperature following a power law that suggests that the hole capture could be determined by cascade capture process. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

97

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

6

WOS Identifier

WOS:000227766900033

ISSN

0021-8979

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