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Hall measurements on low-mobility materials and high resistivity materials
Author(s): Jeffrey Lindemuth; Shin-Ichiro Mizuta
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Paper Abstract

The Hall effect is a primary method to measure carrier density, mobility and carrier type in semiconducting materials. Many contemporary semiconductor and electronic materials being developed for green energy, efficient lighting, flexible inexpensive electronics and high power devices are characterized by very low mobilities1,2,3. For a traditional DC field Hall system, mobilities of less than 10 cm2/(Vs) become very difficult to measure with magnetic fields on the order of 1 T. This paper examines an AC field Hall measurement methodology that allows one to measure Hall mobilities down to 0.001 cm2/(Vs)-lower than possible using traditional DC field Hall measurement techniques. The first section of this paper is a review of the DC method, followed by the introduction of the AC method. AC field measurements of microcrystalline Si and ZnO are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8110, Thin Film Solar Technology III, 81100I (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893100
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Jeffrey Lindemuth, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. (United States)
Shin-Ichiro Mizuta, Toyo Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8110:
Thin Film Solar Technology III
Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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