Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Portrait of Erik Lind; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Erik Lind

Professor, Coordinator Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics

Portrait of Erik Lind; Photo: Kennet Ruona

A transmission line method for evaluation of vertical InAs nanowire contacts

Author

  • Martin Berg
  • Johannes Svensson
  • Erik Lind
  • Lars-Erik Wernersson

Summary, in English

In this paper, we present a method for metal contact characterization to vertical semiconductor nanowires using the transmission line method (TLM) on a cylindrical geometry. InAs nanowire resistors are fabricated on Si substrates using a hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) spacer between the bottom and top contact. The thickness of the HSQ is defined by the dose of an electron beam lithography step, and by varying the separation thickness for a group of resistors, a TLM series is fabricated. Using this method, the resistivity and specific contact resistance are determined for InAs nanowires with different doping and annealing conditions. The contacts are shown to improve with annealing at temperatures up to 300 degrees C for 1min, with specific contact resistance values reaching down to below 1 Omega mu m(2). (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.

Department/s

  • Department of Electrical and Information Technology
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Publication/Series

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

107

Issue

23

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Topic

  • Nano Technology

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0003-6951