Structural and electrical characterization of AuPtAlTi ohmic contacts to AlGaN/GaN with varying annealing temperature and Al content

Fay, Mike W. and Han, Y. and Brown, Paul D. and Harrison, Ian and Hilton, K.P. and Munday, A. and Wallis, D. and Balmer, R.S. and Uren, M.J. and Martin, T. (2008) Structural and electrical characterization of AuPtAlTi ohmic contacts to AlGaN/GaN with varying annealing temperature and Al content. Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (7). 074501. ISSN 0021-8979

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Abstract

The effect of varying annealing temperature and Al layer thickness on the structural and electrical characteristics of AuPtAlTi/AlGaN/GaN ohmic contact structures has been systematically investigated. The relationship between annealing temperature, Al content, interfacial microstructure, surface planarity and contact resistance is

examined. In particular, the presence of a detrimental low temperature Pt-Al reaction is identified. This is implicated in both the requirement for a higher Al:Ti ratio than is required for related AuPdAlTi contact schemes and through the degraded temperature dependent resistance behaviour of the annealed AuPtAlTi contacts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Pre-print - originally submitted version (August 2007), prior to referee's comments and corrections.
Uncontrolled Keywords: N-TYPE GAN FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS THERMAL-STABILITY RESISTANCE TI MICROSTRUCTURE MULTILAYERS PERFORMANCE
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Fay, Dr Michael
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 11:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1526

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