Toward a Better Understanding of Ni-Based Ohmic Contacts on SiC

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There is still little consensus regarding why low contact resistivity is achieved when Ni on n-type 4H- and 6H-SiC is annealed at temperatures of more than above 950°C. The objective of this paper is to provide an answer concerning to this question. It is has been reported that even Ni-based contacts formed in the n++ region exhibited a steep reduction of contact resistivity in an annealing temperature range > 900°C. This effect reduction cannot be explained by the carbon vacancy induced donor model (Vc model) proposed by Han and his coworkers [Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 79, p. 1816 (2001)]. And, it is clarified that It was observed that the surface of substrates annealed at 1000°C was not covered with not Ni2Si but with a thin layer of NiSi. Finally, a plausible model is proposed that as the result of annealing at higher temperatures, results in the formation of the a NiSi/SiC system is builtat the substrate interface, resulting in significant reduction in low causing contact resistivity to be reduced significantly.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 679-680)

Edited by:

Edouard V. Monakhov, Tamás Hornos and Bengt. G. Svensson

Pages:

465-468

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.679-680.465

Citation:

S. Tanimoto et al., "Toward a Better Understanding of Ni-Based Ohmic Contacts on SiC", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 679-680, pp. 465-468, 2011

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March 2011

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