Microscopic mapping of specific contact resistances and long-term reliability tests on 4H-silicon carbide using sputtered titanium tungsten contacts for high temperature device applications
2002 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 92, no 1, 253-260 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on the microscopic mapping of specific contact resistances (rho(c)) and long-term reliability tests using sputtered titanium tungsten (TiW) ohmic contacts to highly doped n-type epilayers of 4H-silicon carbide. The TiW ohmic contacts showed good uniformity with low contact resistivity of 3.3x10(-5) Omega cm(2). Microscopic mapping of the rho(c) showed that the rho(c) had a distribution that decreased from the center to the edge of the wafer. This distribution of the rho(c) is caused by variation of the doping concentration of the wafer. Sacrificial oxidation at high temperature partially recovered inductively coupled plasma etch damage. TiW contacts with platinum and gold capping layers have stable specific contact resistance at 500 and 600 degreesC in a vacuum chamber for 308 h.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 92, no 1, 253-260 p.
ohmic contacts, silicon-carbide, ni, nickel
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21626DOI: 10.1063/1.1481201ISI: 000176314800042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-21626DiVA: diva2:340324
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved