McCaldin, J. O. and McGill, T. C. (1992) Comment on "Empirical fit to band discontinuities and barrier heights in III-V alloy systems". Applied Physics Letters, 61 (18). p. 2243. ISSN 0003-6951 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MCCapl92
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In a recent letter Tiwari and Frank(1) “present a figure summarizing the variation of ... band discontinuity ... and gold Schottky barrier height for binary and ternary III-V semiconductors.” Figures constructed in the same way were presented earlier by McCaldin and co-workers (2-4) for binary compounds, including the III-Vs, and by Schuermeyer et al.(5) for ternary III-Vs. As for the numerical values used in the Tiwari and Frank figure, their energy values for binary III-V compounds are in excellent agreement with values presented(6) in 1976, which they seem to be unaware of. Thus yet undiscussed aspects of their letter are (1) the relevance of a previously described graphical presentation and (2) agreement with sixteen year old data.
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|Subject Keywords:||III–V SEMICONDUCTORS; INTERFACE STATES; SURFACE STATES; BAND STRUCTURE; METAL–SEMICONDUCTOR CONTACTS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; ENERGY GAP; DATA ANALYSIS|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||27 Feb 2006|
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