Ohmic contacts to n-type silicon-germanium

S. F. Nelson, T. N. Jackson

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We have studied both alloyed metal and ion-implanted Ohmic contacts to n-type silicon/silicon germanium heterostructures. We found that gold/antimony contacts can distort low temperature mobility measurements, and seriously degrade a sample after a short time. A more reliable alternative alloy is silver/antimony. We also found phosphorous ion-implanted contacts, annealed to 600°C for 30 min, to be reliably Ohmic and of low resistivity at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3563-3565
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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