Sheet resistance underneath the Au ohmic-electrode on hydrogen-terminated surface-conductive diamond (001)

S. Kono, Toshio Sasaki, M. Inaba, A. Hiraiwa, Hiroshi Kawarada

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The sheet resistance (Rsk) underneath ohmic Au-electrodes on hydrogen-terminated surface-conductive diamond (001) surfaces was examined by a special current-voltage measurement. It has been found that Rsk is about ~ 200 times larger than the sheet resistance, Rsh, in the open areas without Au-electrodes. The specific contact resistance, RC, of ohmic Au-electrodes on H-terminated surface-conductive diamonds as determined by linear transmission line models must be corrected accordingly. As the results of this, RC is suggested to be of the order of 1 × 10− 3 – 1 × 10− 4 Ωcm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1



  • Chemical vaper deposition
  • Current-voltage measurement
  • Gold ohmic contact
  • Hydrogen-terminated diamond
  • Sheet resistance
  • Surface conductive layer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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