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Title: Light induced instability mechanism in amorphous InGaZn oxide semiconductors

A model of the negative bias illumination stress instability in InGaZn oxide is presented, based on the photo-excitation of electrons from oxygen interstitials. The O interstitials are present to compensate hydrogen donors. The O interstitials are found to spontaneously form in O-rich conditions for Fermi energies at the conduction band edge, much more easily that in related oxides. The excited electrons give rise to a persistent photoconductivity due to an energy barrier to recombination. The formation energy of the O interstitials varies with their separation from the H donors, which leads to a voltage stress dependence on the compensation.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22262577
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 16; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ELECTRONS; FORMATION HEAT; GALLIUM; INDIUM; INTERSTITIALS; OXIDES; PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; ZINC