Fabrication and characterization of nanocrystalline ZnO film-based heterojunction diodes on 4H-SiC

Ji Hong Kim, Kang Min Do, Jae Won Kim, Ji Chul Jung, Ji Hoon Lee, Byung Moo Moon, Sang Mo Koo

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Nanocrystalline n-ZnO/p-4H-SiC heterojunction diodes were successfully fabricated and characterized. The epitaxially grown ZnO films were obtained by using a pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method. X-ray diffraction (XRD) pole figure analysis showed that the c-oriented ZnO films were grown on 4H-SiC (0001) substrates with in-plane orientation of ZnO [11.2̄0]∥4H-SiC [11.2̄0], which is attributed to the small lattice mismatch of ZnO with 4H-SiC (∼5.5%). The ZnO films with nanosized grains were confirmed by surface morphology analysis. In order to investigate the electrical properties, the Ohmic contact electrodes were formed directly onto the ZnO and 4H-SiC surfaces. Current-voltage characteristics of the heterojunction diodes had a good rectifying behavior with an on/off ratio above 10 8. The current transport mechanisms in different bias regions were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • 4H-SiC
  • Epitaxial growth
  • Heterojunction diodes
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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