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Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Photoelectric Parameters of Double-Barrier Structure Based on Silicon

Abasov FP*

Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Russia

*Corresponding Author:
Abasov FP
Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan
National Academy of Sciences
AZ 1143, Baku, str. B.Vaqabzade 9, Russia
Tel: 994125393391
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 09, 2016; Accepted Date: July 13, 2016; Published Date: July 23, 2016

Citation: Abasov FP (2016) Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Photoelectric Parameters of Double-Barrier Structure Based on Silicon. J Material Sci Eng 5:269. doi:10.4172/2169-0022.1000269

Copyright: © 2016 Abasov FP. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Developed a silicon-based photodetector with high sensitivity integrated in the short range. The influence of gamma radiation on the mechanism of current flow in the structure type Schottky barrier, and the p-n junctions. It is shown that the double-barrier structure can improve the photoelectric parameters of conventional detectors.


Silicon photo-detectors; Photo-converters; Doublebarriers structure; Ionizing radiation


Silicon photodetectors, still the most common type of photoconverters. One of the main ways of increasing the speed and increase the spectral sensitivity of modern detectors with one transition is the creation of multi-barrier structures. Reliability of the resulting structures at elevated conditions of radiation, as detectors of ionizing radiation is an important task is the subject of our research [1,2].

Recently, to extend the spectral sensitivity range commonly used methods [3,4] leads to an increase of the photocurrent in the wavelength region of the spectrum. Examples are Graded band gap semiconductors structure; dragging fields, etc., based on the reduction of the surface recombination velocity. In our case, such a possibility, but you can create a planar version of the field due to the p-n junction is included in the opposite direction (Figure 1).


Figure 1: a) and b) Volt-Ampere characteristics, c) photo response.

Experimental Results and Discussion

First obtained and investigated characteristics of double-barrier structures created on the same plane have shown advantages over conventional structures. With the introduction of the second barrier it increases the integral sensitivity in photodiode (β + 1) times speed and 300 times in the structure. Non-ideality coefficient β = 1.35 is small, due to the presence of an electrical field that is due to the drift mechanism in contact with the environment. UV radiation, for example, the case is being investigated jointly with the celebration structure. Quanta gamma irradiation of UV radiation in Figure 2 and then irradiated samples photo response annealing limit and display the results. As can be seen, the sensitivity of the barrier structure in Figure 3.


Figure 2: Spectral characteristic of the double-barrier structures a) to radiation 1.-Urev. = 0 V; 2.-Urev. = 0.5 V; T = 300 K.


Figure 3: Dependence of the spectral sensitivity of the structure the applied reverse bias the p-n junction.

The optimal radiation dose exposure increases the tension in the region near UF reduced. Annealing small and medium-sized doses of radiation defects are observed. Annealing high doses of radioactivity to the defects observed defects in the radiation resistant to the establishment of the conductivity probe is decreasing. In this study, two types of planar Schottky barrier fenced structure of p-n transitions and are being studied and a sample of gamma radiation used to record the conditions of radiation shown UF [5].

To create photo detectors planar design with internal amplification created Schottky barrier Au-Si. The starting material used in the structure of p-n-type on the silicon substrate. To create photodetectors planar design with internal amplification created Schottky barrier Au- Si. The starting material used in the structure of p-n-type on the silicon substrate. The control of current conducted by the light selection voltage K-E so that the collector junction is closed and the open-emitter, with the free base. Under the influence of light therein, electrons and holes are generated. At the collector transition yes there is a division of electrondy- term couples reached after consequence diffusion boundary return. Holes are moved to the collector field transition, increased own current and the electrons remain in the database, reducing its potential. When this transition occurs at the emitter additional direct voltage, which increases the injection of holes from the emitter into the base. Injected hole, reaching the collector junction causes an additional increase in the collector current. Since the total collector current is proportional to the ratio of internal amplification, we have an increase of spectral sensitivity, reaching 0.65 A/watt [6].

With further increase Ucon. spektral sensitivity decreases. This behavior Sλ due to increased space charge region and improving the collection coefficient photocarriers. With further growth Ucon, because of the overlapping zones, blocked photoinjection BSh structure and operates on a single photodiode (Figure 3). The structure was irradiated at T = 300 K 60Co gamma rays. Isochronous (30 min) annealing of radiation defects was conducted in the temperature range Ta = 200- 450 K.

Method photovoltage Voc = ln + ln = Vj + VB showed that the primary radiation defects (RD) in the p-Si crystals at 300 K are positively charged. CVC analysis (Figure 4) and spectral characteristics showed that recombination currents increase with increasing irradiation dose. Annealing diodes reduces recombination currents.


Figure 4: Volt-ampere characteristics of p-n-junction 1.original. 2. Dγ = 100 krad. 3. Dγ = 200 krad. Annealing results are insignificant.

At a temperature Ta ≈ 300°C annealing and rearrangement occurs to form complexes divacancies V2 + O, and at Ta = 350°C annealed active A-centers (V + O) and complexes (V2 + O). Analysis of changes in current flow through the BS and the pn junction showed the difference effect of annealing near the surface and inside the crystal. This can be explained by the increase of the photo response BS associated with charge accumulation and improving the collection coefficient. Figure 5 shows the spectral dependence of photocurrent curves before and after gamma irradiation at different doses and after annealing at T = 400°C for 30 min. Annealing affects the spectral characteristics significantly. With increasing doses of gamma irradiation growth of the photocurrent decreases.


Figure 5: Spectral characteristic double-barrier structure after irradiation with gamma rays: 1-up irradiation, 2-dose 150 krad., 3) dose of 200 krad., 3 ') annealed at T = 400°C for 30 min.


Thus, it can be argued that the main role in the electrical losses studied silicon structures play oxygen centers (V2 + O and V + O). With increasing irradiation dose, and the annealing temperature increases, especially CVC and due to the change of spectral characteristics resistance n-Si (the base region of the structure) caused by the accumulation (increasing dose) and the disappearance or rearrangement (for annealing), radiation-induced defects. Known that the defect capture rate electrons and (or) the hole in the first place depends on the capture cross section and the position of the energy level in the forbidden band. These parameters are essentially the "individual" characteristic defect [7-9]. Upon annealing, the structure is changing the point of radiation defects and their disappearance. In this case mainly the accumulation of similar defects. Comparison with literature data shows that the main role in the photovoltaic losses of these structures play an oxygen centers (V2 + O and V + O). With further increase of radiation dose an irreversible reduction of photosensitivity due to a significant increase in the resistance base.


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