We have studied the electrical properties of a GaN nanorod p-n junction diode by deep level transient spectroscopy measurements. The p-n junction nanorods were patterned on a Si O2 substrate by using e-beam lithography. In order to confirm the formation of p-n junction, cathodoluminescence and current-voltage measurements, as a function of temperature, were made. The current-voltage curve exhibits strong temperature dependence, suggesting that thermionic emission over a barrier dominates. This barrier most likely corresponds to emission from a deep level in the band. The deep level appears to be an electron trap at Ec-0.40 eV below the conduction band with a capture cross section of 2.22×10 cm2 near the depletion region of the p-n junction.
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This work was supported by the Quantum Functional Semiconductor Research Center at Dongguk University and the Tera-Bit Nano Devices Program as a part of Frontier-21 Project sponsored by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation. The authors would like to acknowledge the partial support of the AOARD, USA.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)