The Ohmic nature of the nonalloyed metal contact on molecular beam epitaxial GaAs grown at 200 °C was studied. The specific contact resistances at room temperature and 120 K were 1.5×10−3 and 7.0×10−1 Ω cm2, respectively. These values are anomalously low considering that the conduction‐band electron concentration in this material is less than 1011 cm−3 at room temperature. The experimental results indicate that the carrier transport at the metal/semiconductor interface is dominated by a dense (∼3×1019 cm−3) EL2‐like deep donor band, rather than the usual conduction band.
& Look, D. C.
(1990). Nonalloyed Ohmic Contacts on Low-Temperature Molecular-Beam Epitaxial GaAs: Influence of Deep Donor Band. Applied Physics Letters, 57 (15), 1537-1539.