Molybdenum carbonitride deposited by plasma atomic layer deposition as a Schottky contact to gallium nitride

Alex Molina, Ian E. Campbell, Timothy N. Walter, Ama D. Agyapong, Suzanne E. Mohney

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Abstract

Molybdenum carbonitride films prepared by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition were studied for use as Schottky contacts to n-type gallium nitride. Deposited using bis(tertbutylimino)bis(dimethylamino)molybdenum and a remote plasma N2/H2 plasma, the diodes capped with Ti/Au displayed excellent rectifying behavior with a barrier height of 0.87 ± 0.01 eV and an ideality factor of 1.02 ± 0.01 after annealing at 600 °C in N2. These characteristics surpass those of pure metal nitride Schottky diodes, possibly due to work function engineering due to the incorporation of C and use of a remote plasma to avoid process-induced defects. According to x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, the film composition is approximately MoC0.3N0.7. Grazing incidence x-ray diffraction and plan-view transmission electron microscopy selected area electron diffraction are consistent with a rock salt structure with a lattice parameter of 0.42 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume119
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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