Schottky Barrier Diode Fabricated by MOCVD-Grown Epilayer Using Bis-Trimethylsilylmethane Precursor
Schottky barrier diode (SBD) was fabricated by MOCVD using bistrimethylsilylmethane (BTMSM, C7H20Si2) precursor. The 4H-SiC substrates which had different crystallographic characteristics were used for the comparison of the crystallinity effect on the electrical properties of the SBDs. From the measurement of the reverse I-V characteristics of the SBDs with micropipes, it is shown that the origin of the main leakage path and early breakdown (or ohmic behavior in reverse bias) in 4H-SiC SBDs is the grain boundaries caused by the inclusions or other defects. The best performance of SBD were shown in the epilayer grown at 1440 oC using high quality substrate, and the breakdown voltage and reverse leakage current were about 450 V and 10-9 A/cm2, respectively.
Akira Suzuki, Hajime Okumura, Tsunenobu Kimoto, Takashi Fuyuki, Kenji Fukuda and Shin-ichi Nishizawa
H. K. Song et al., "Schottky Barrier Diode Fabricated by MOCVD-Grown Epilayer Using Bis-Trimethylsilylmethane Precursor", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 600-603, pp. 971-974, 2009