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Applied Physics Letters
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Changing the ratio of carbon to silicon during the epitaxial 4H–SiC growth is expected to alter the dominant deep level trap, which has been attributed to a native defect. The C∕Si ratio was changed from one to six during epitaxialgrowth of SiC. Diodes fabricated on the epitaxial layer were then characterized using current-voltage and deep level transient spectroscopy. The single peak at 340K (Z1/Z2 peak), was deconvolved into two traps, closely spaced in energy. The concentration of one of the Z1/Z2 traps decreased with increasing C∕Si ratio. This result opposes theoretical predictions of carboninterstitial components, and supports assignment to a silicon antisite or carbonvacancy relationship. The concentration of the second component of the peak at 340K did not depend on the C∕Si ratio, which would indicate an impurity in an interstitial site.
Litton, C.W., Johnstone, D., Akarca-Biyikli, S., et al. Effect of C∕Si ratio on deep levels in epitaxial 4H–SiC. Applied Physics Letters, 88, 121914 (2006). Copyright © 2006 AIP Publishing LLC.
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