High-Dose Electron Radiation and Unexpected Room-Temperature Self-Healing of Epitaxial SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes
AbstractSilicon carbide (SiC) has been widely used for electronic radiation detectors and atomic battery sensors. However, the physical properties of SiC exposure to high-dose irradiation as well as its related electrical responses are not yet well understood. Meanwhile, the current research in this field are generally focused on electrical properties and defects formation, which are not suitable to explain the intrinsic response of irradiation effect since defect itself is not easy to characterize, and it is complex to determine whether it comes from the raw material or exists only upon irradiation. Therefore, a more straightforward quantification of irradiation effect is needed to establish the direct correlation between irradiation-induced current and the radiation fluence. This work reports the on-line electrical properties of 4H-SiC Schottky barrier diodes (SBDs) under high-dose electron irradiation and employs in situ noise diagnostic analysis to demonstrate the correlation of irradiation-induced defects and microscopic electronic properties. It is found that the electron beam has a strong radiation destructive effect on 4H-SiC SBDs. The on-line electron-induced current and noise information reveal a self-healing like procedure, in which the internal defects of the devices are likely to be annealed at room temperature and devices’ performance is restored to some extent. View Full-Text
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Yang, G.; Pang, Y.; Yang, Y.; Liu, J.; Peng, S.; Chen, G.; Jiang, M.; Zu, X.; Fang, X.; Zhao, H.; Qiao, L.; Xiao, H. High-Dose Electron Radiation and Unexpected Room-Temperature Self-Healing of Epitaxial SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 194.
Yang G, Pang Y, Yang Y, Liu J, Peng S, Chen G, Jiang M, Zu X, Fang X, Zhao H, Qiao L, Xiao H. High-Dose Electron Radiation and Unexpected Room-Temperature Self-Healing of Epitaxial SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(2):194.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Guixia; Pang, Yuanlong; Yang, Yuqing; Liu, Jianyong; Peng, Shuming; Chen, Gang; Jiang, Ming; Zu, Xiaotao; Fang, Xuan; Zhao, Hongbin; Qiao, Liang; Xiao, Haiyan. 2019. "High-Dose Electron Radiation and Unexpected Room-Temperature Self-Healing of Epitaxial SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes." Nanomaterials 9, no. 2: 194.
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