Characterization of Titanium Silicide Contacts Deposited on Semiconducting Diamond Substrates

T. P. Humphreys, Hyeongtag Jeon, J. V. Labrasca, K. F. Turner, Robert Nemanich, K. Das, J. B. Posthill

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The first results pertaining to the growth and characterization of titanium silicide contacts deposited on natural semiconducting diamond substrates are reported. The titanium silicide films were formed by the co-deposition of silicon and titanium in ultra-high vacuum by electron-beam evaporation in a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. The grown layers have been characterized using Raman spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and current-voltage (I-V) techniques. In particular, it has been shown from I-V measurements taken at room temperature that the titanium silicide film forms a low-barrier rectifying contact. Consistent with the observed low-barrier height, the corresponding I-V measurements recorded at 400°C exhibit ohmic-like behavior. However, on subsequent annealing of the titanium silicide contacts at 1100°C, stable rectifying I-V characteristics were observed in the 25 -400°C temperature range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Monographs
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys


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