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Title: Photoelectric characteristics of metal-Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3}-GaAs structures

We investigate the effect of thermal annealing in argon and of oxygen plasma processing on the photoelectric properties of GaAs-Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Me structures. Gallium-oxide films are fabricated by photostimulated electrochemical oxidation of epitaxial gallium-arsenide layers with n-type conductivity. The as-deposited films were amorphous, but their processing in oxygen plasma led to the nucleation of β-Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystallites. The unannealed films are nontransparent in the visible and ultraviolet (UV) ranges and there is no photocurrent in structures based on them. After annealing at 900°C for 30 min, the gallium-oxide films contain only β-Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystallites and become transparent. Under illumination of the Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3}-GaAs structures with visible light, the photocurrent appears. This effect can be attributed to radiation absorption in GaAs. The photocurrent and its voltage dependence are determined by the time of exposure to the oxygen plasma. In the UV range, the sensitivity of the structures increases with decreasing radiation wavelength, starting at λ ≤ 230 nm. This is due to absorption in the Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} film. Reduction in the structure sensitivity with an increase in the time of exposure to oxygen plasma can be caused by the incorporation of defects both at the Ga{sub 2}O{submore » 3}-GaAs interface and in the Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} film.« less
Authors:
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  1. National Research Tomsk State University (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22470048
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION; ANNEALING; ARGON; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; EPITAXY; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; GALLIUM OXIDES; ILLUMINANCE; INTERFACES; LAYERS; N-TYPE CONDUCTORS; NUCLEATION; OXIDATION; PLASMA; REDUCTION; SENSITIVITY; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; VISIBLE RADIATION