a1 Department-of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907
a2 Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1704
Thin films (4–1000 Å) of Co were deposited onto n-type 6H-SiC(0001) wafers by UHV electron beam evaporation. The chemistry, microstructure, and electrical properties were determined using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, and I-V and C-V measurements, respectively. The as-deposited contacts exhibited excellent rectifying behavior with low ideality factors and leakage currents of n < 1.06 and 2.0 × 10−8 A/cm2 at −10 V, respectively. During annealing at 1000 °C for 2 min, significant reaction occurred resulting in the formation of CoSi and graphite. These annealed contacts exhibited ohmic-like character, which is believed to be due to defects created in the interface region.
(Received June 01 1994)
(Accepted September 27 1994)