# The effects of an uncapped nanocrystal on a simulated induced current collected by a nano-contact

## Abstract

The effects of the charge capture process by an isolated and uncapped nanocrystal on the electron beam induced current are studied by the use of the Monte Carlo simulation. In the calculation, the current is created by an electron beam irradiation and is collected by a hemispherical nano-contact. The nanocrystal is considered as a recombination center, and the surface recombination velocity at the free surface is assumed to be equal to zero. The diffusion length is taken out from the fitting of simulated collection efficiency profiles, and studied as a function of the electron beam energy. The diffusion length rapidly decreases at very low energy (≤∼5 keV), increases to reach a maximum at middle energies (∼13 keV), and then decreases to reach saturation for high energy (≥∼25 keV). The effect of the isolated nanocrystal at the surface is highlighted at high energy, when the diffusion length becomes energy independent. This situation leads to determination of effective surface recombination velocities the values of which underline the trapping process in the nanocrystal.

- Authors:

- Advance Institute for Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi (Viet Nam)
- Laboratoire de Recherche en Nanosciences (EA4682), UFR SEN, Université de Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, BP 1039, 51687 Reims cedex 2 (France)

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 22399326

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Resource Relation:
- Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CAPTURE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CRYSTALS; DIFFUSION LENGTH; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRON BEAMS; IRRADIATION; KEV RANGE; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NANOSTRUCTURES; RECOMBINATION; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SURFACES; TRAPPING

### Citation Formats

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Doan, Quang-Tri, and El Hdiy, Abdelillah, E-mail: abdelillah.elhdiy@univ-reims.fr.
```*The effects of an uncapped nanocrystal on a simulated induced current collected by a nano-contact*. United States: N. p., 2015.
Web. doi:10.1063/1.4915281.

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Doan, Quang-Tri, & El Hdiy, Abdelillah, E-mail: abdelillah.elhdiy@univ-reims.fr.
```*The effects of an uncapped nanocrystal on a simulated induced current collected by a nano-contact*. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4915281.

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Doan, Quang-Tri, and El Hdiy, Abdelillah, E-mail: abdelillah.elhdiy@univ-reims.fr. Sat .
"The effects of an uncapped nanocrystal on a simulated induced current collected by a nano-contact". United States.
doi:10.1063/1.4915281.
```

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@article{osti_22399326,
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title = {The effects of an uncapped nanocrystal on a simulated induced current collected by a nano-contact},

author = {Doan, Quang-Tri and El Hdiy, Abdelillah, E-mail: abdelillah.elhdiy@univ-reims.fr},

abstractNote = {The effects of the charge capture process by an isolated and uncapped nanocrystal on the electron beam induced current are studied by the use of the Monte Carlo simulation. In the calculation, the current is created by an electron beam irradiation and is collected by a hemispherical nano-contact. The nanocrystal is considered as a recombination center, and the surface recombination velocity at the free surface is assumed to be equal to zero. The diffusion length is taken out from the fitting of simulated collection efficiency profiles, and studied as a function of the electron beam energy. The diffusion length rapidly decreases at very low energy (≤∼5 keV), increases to reach a maximum at middle energies (∼13 keV), and then decreases to reach saturation for high energy (≥∼25 keV). The effect of the isolated nanocrystal at the surface is highlighted at high energy, when the diffusion length becomes energy independent. This situation leads to determination of effective surface recombination velocities the values of which underline the trapping process in the nanocrystal.},

doi = {10.1063/1.4915281},

journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},

number = 11,

volume = 117,

place = {United States},

year = {Sat Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2015},

month = {Sat Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2015}

}