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A Novel Intrinsic Interface State Controlled by Atomic Stacking Sequence at Interfaces of SiC/SiO2

A Novel Intrinsic Interface State Controlled by Atomic Stacking Sequence at Interfaces of SiC/SiO2
Atsushi Oshiyama, Yu-ichiro Matsushita
On the basis of ab initio total-energy electronic-structure calculations, we find that electron states localized at the SiC/SiO2 interface emerge in the energy region between 0.3 eV below and 1.2 eV above the bulk conduction-band minimum (CBM) of SiC, being sensitive to the sequence of atomic bilayers in SiC near the interface. These new interface states unrecognized in the past are due to the peculiar characteristics of the CBM states that are distributed along the crystallographic channels. We also find that the electron doping modifies the energetics among the different stacking structures. Implication for performance of electron devices fabricated on different SiC surfaces is discussed.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03490

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03490

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