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Depth-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy, current-voltage, capacitance-voltage, and deep level transient spectroscopy of ZnO (0001) Zn- and (000) O-polar surfaces and metal interfaces show systematically higher Zn-face near band edge emission and lower near-surface defect emission. Even with remote plasma decreases of the 2.5 eV near-surface defect emission, (0001)-Zn face emission quality still exceeds that of (000)-O face. Ultrahigh vacuum-deposited Au and Pd diodes on as-received and O2/He plasma-cleaned surfaces display a strong polarity dependence that correlates with defect emissions, traps, and interface chemistry. A comprehensive model accounts for the polarity-dependent transport properties and their correlations with carrier concentration profiles.


Copyright © 2008, American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters 93.7, and may be found at



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