Band alignment of Ga2O3/Si heterojunction interface measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Zhengwei Chen, Kazuo Nishihagi, Xu Wang, Katsuhiko Saito, Tooru Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Nishio, Makoto Arita, Qixin Guo

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    Ga2O3 thin films were deposited on (111) Si substrate by pulsed laser deposition method. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy has been used to determine the valence band offset at Ga2O3/Si heterojunction interface. We measured the binding energies of Si 2p and Ga 2p3/2 core levels and the valence band maxima energies. The valence band offset is determined to be 3.5 ± 0.1 eV. As a consequence a type heterojunction with a conduction band offset of 0.2 ± 0.1 eV is found. The determination of the band alignment of Ga2O3/Si heterojunction facilitates the design of optical and electronic devices based on the Ga2O3/Si structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number102106
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 5 2016

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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