Temperature-dependent gate effect of sintered HgTe nanoparticles

Hyunsuk Kim, Kyoungah Cho, Dong Won Kim, Byung Moo Moon, Man Young Sung, Sangsig Kim

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In this study, the electronic properties of sintered HgTe nanoparticles are characterized to determine the type of charge carrier within them, and to investigate their gate effects as a function of temperature. HgTe nanoparticles synthesized by the colloidal method were first deposited on thermally oxidized Si substrates by spin-coating, and then sintered at 150°C. The sintered nanoparticles were determined to be p-type by analyzing the drain current and drain-source voltage (Id-Vds) relationship as a function of the gate voltage (Vg). The field-effect mobilities of the holes in the sintered HgTe nanoparticles are estimated to be 0.041, 0.036, and 0.022 cm2/(V·s) at 60, 180, and 300 K, respectively. The variation in the slope of the Id-Vds curve as a function of V g becomes more distinctive as temperature decreases. At temperatures lower than 140 K, an inversion mode was observed for the channel of the sintered nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7213-7216
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept 7


  • Gate effect
  • HgTe
  • Mobility
  • Nanoparticle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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