Novel Ni-Mg solid solution (5 nm)/Au (5 nm) schemes are investigated for the development of ohmic contacts to p-type GaN. It is shown that the samples annealed at 550 °C for 1 min in air ambient produce a specific contact resistivity of 3.0 × 10-5 Ωcm2. The light transmittance of the annealed samples is about 95% at a wavelength of 470 nm. GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) made with the annealed Ni-Mg solid solution/Au p-contact layers are fabricated. The typical I-V characteristics of the green LEDs with the annealed p-type contact layers reveal a forward-bias voltage of 3.32 V at an injection current of 20 mA, which is much better than that of the LEDs with Ni/Au contact layers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry