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Electrical Characterization of Photoconductive GaN Nanowire Devices from 50 MHz to 33 GHz

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Author(s)

Thomas M. Wallis, Dazhen Gu, Atif A. Imtiaz, Pavel Kabos, Paul T. Blanchard, Norman A. Sanford, Kristine A. Bertness, Christpher Smith

Abstract

The electrical response of two-port., photoconductive GaN nanowire devices was measured from 50 MHz to 33 GHz. The admittance of individual contacted nanowires showed an increase on the order of 10% throughout the measured frequency range after exposure to steady ultraviolet illumination. High-frequency measurements provide sensitivity to changes in the electrical reactance of the devices that is not available via DC measurements. A two-port microwave network model was developed and was used to extract microwave circuit parameters in the photoconductive and dark states. The change in self-inductance of the device after exposure to ultraviolet radiation corresponded to an increase in the effective radius of the conduction channel by a factor of 1.54.
Citation
Nanotechnology
Volume
10
Issue
4

Keywords

coplanar waveguide (CPW), CaN nanowires, microwaves, photoconductivity, tow-port measurements.

Citation

Wallis, T. , Gu, D. , Imtiaz, A. , Kabos, P. , Blanchard, P. , Sanford, N. , Bertness, K. and Smith, C. (2011), Electrical Characterization of Photoconductive GaN Nanowire Devices from 50 MHz to 33 GHz, Nanotechnology, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903093 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created July 1, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017