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Title: Charge transport mechanisms in Schottky diodes based on low-resistance CdTe:Mn

CdTe:Mn crystals with a resistivity of {approx}1 {Omega} cm at 300 K and Schottky diodes based on them are investigated. The electrical conductivity of the material and its temperature variations are explained in terms of the statistics of electrons and holes in semiconductors with allowance for the compensation processes. The ionization energy and the degree of compensation of the donors responsible for the conductivity are determined. It is shown that, in the case of forward connection and low reverse biases, the currents in Au/CdTe:Mn Schottky diode are determined by generation-recombination processes in the space-charge region. At higher reverse biases (above 1.5-2 V) the excess current is caused by electron tunneling from the metal to the semiconductor, and at even higher voltages (>6-7 V) an additional increase in the reverse current due to avalanche processes is observed.
Authors:
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  1. Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22121707
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; CHARGE TRANSPORT; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRONS; GOLD; HOLES; MANGANESE; SCHOTTKY BARRIER DIODES; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SPACE CHARGE; STATISTICS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; TUNNEL EFFECT