Modelling of dc characteristics for granular semiconductors

Aapo Varpula, Juha Sinkkonen, Sergey Novikov

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The dc characteristics of granular n-type semiconductors are calculated analytically with the drift-diffusion theory. Electronic trapping at the grain boundaries (GBs) is taken into account. The use of quadratic and linear GB potential profiles in the calculation is compared. The analytical model is verified with numerical simulation performed by SILVACO ATLAS. The agreement between the analytical and numerical results is excellent in a large voltage range. The results show that electronic trapping at the GBs has a remarkable effect on the highly nonlinear I-V characteristics of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014003
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event23rd Nordic Semiconductor Meeting, NSM 2009 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 Jun 200917 Jun 2009


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