Improvement of the Specific Contact Resistance on P-Type 4H-SiC by Using a Highly P-Typed Doped 4H-SiC Layer Selectively Grown by VLS Transport
This work reports on the improvement of ohmic contacts made on heavily p-type doped 4H-SiC epitaxial layer selectively grown by Vapor-Liquid-Solid (VLS) transport. Even before any annealing process, the contact is ohmic. This behavior can be explained by the high doping level of the VLS layer (Al concentration > 1020 cm-3) as characterized by SIMS profiling. Upon variation of annealing temperatures, a minimum value of the Specific Contact Resistance (SCR) down to 1.3x10-6 Ω.cm2 has been obtained for both 500 °C and 800 °C annealing temperature. However, a large variation of the SCR was observed for a same process condition. This variation is mainly attributed to a variation of the Schottky Barrier Height.
N. Thierry-Jebali et al., "Improvement of the Specific Contact Resistance on P-Type 4H-SiC by Using a Highly P-Typed Doped 4H-SiC Layer Selectively Grown by VLS Transport", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 806, pp. 57-60, 2015