On a single GaN nanowire, obtained by chemical vapour deposition, several Schottky-junction diodes were fabricated and their electrical transport properties were studied. Alternately attached metal electrodes of Al and Ti/Au formed a Schottky barrier junction (for Al) or an ohmic contact (for Ti/Au), resulting in several diodes on a single nanowire. The current-voltage measurements exhibited clear rectifying behaviour and no reverse-bias breakdown was observed up to the measured voltage, -5 V. The forward-bias threshold voltage was observed to decrease linearly with temperature, from 0.4 V at 280 K to 1 V at 10 K.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering