Irradiation induced pulsations of reverse biased metal oxide/silicon structures

D. Fink, A. Kiv, D. Fuks, M. Tabacnics, M. De A. Rizutto, A. De O.D. Silva, A. Chandra, V. Golovanov, M. Ivanovskaya, L. Khirunenko

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Specific electronic features have been found in structures consisting of metal oxide layers on silicon substrates upon swift heavy ion irradiation. These features are linked to the appearance of radiation-induced negative differential resistances in the structures. In the reversed bias direction they show high frequency current pulsations at around ∼10 kHz frequency. Their amplitude increases with increasing applied voltage. The pulsation frequency also shows a small increase. The current amplitude depends on the ion fluence and flux.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083512
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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