Point contact current voltage measurements of 4H-SiC samples with different doping profiles
Point contact current voltage (PCIV) measurements were performed on 4H-SiC samples, both for n- an p-doped epitaxial layers as well as samples with rather shallow doping profiles realized by N- or Al-implantation in a range from 1016 cm-3 to 1019 cm-3. Surface preparation and measurement parameters were investigated in order to determine their influence on the measured resistance profiles. Furthermore depth profile measurements were performed on both an epitaxial layer as well as on implanted samples. These depth profiles could be measured reproducibly and showed good agreement with expected profiles for Al-implanted samples as well as for epitaxial layer whereas for N-implanted samples deviations between measured and expected profiles could be observed. It could be proven that PCIV profiling technique is a promising method for characterizing doped profiles in 4H-SiC, especially on Al-implanted samples.