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Comment on "Empirical fit to band discontinuities and barrier heights in III-V alloy systems"

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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Abstract

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.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Copyright © 1992 American Institute of Physics. Received 3 April 1992.
Subject Keywords:III–V SEMICONDUCTORS; INTERFACE STATES; SURFACE STATES; BAND STRUCTURE; METAL–SEMICONDUCTOR CONTACTS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; ENERGY GAP; DATA ANALYSIS
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.108255
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:27 Feb 2006
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