Study of Fast Switching Processes in Cadmium Telluride Based Structures

Authors M.V. Kirichenko , A.N. Drozdov, D.S. Shkoda, R.V. Zaitsev , G.S. Khrypunov , K.O. Minakova , V.O. Nikitin

National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute», 2, Kyrpychova St., 61002 Kharkiv, Ukraine

Issue Volume 14, Year 2022, Number 4
Dates Received 14 June 2022; revised manuscript received 22 August 2022; published online 25 August 2022
Citation M.V. Kirichenko, A.N. Drozdov, D.S. Shkoda, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 14 No 4, 04031 (2022)
PACS Number(s) 84.60. − h, 61.43.Bn
Keywords Planar technology, Geometry (2) , Impulse.

One of the main requirements for modern radio electronic equipment is the issue of electromagnetic (EM) stability, which means the ability to maintain operating parameters during and after the action of pulsed EM radiation of various origins. The problem of ensuring EM stability is due to the fact that under the influence of EM pulses, overvoltage pulses appeared in the circuits, which is particularly prone to the destruction of semiconductor devices due to both the properties of the p-n junction and the specific thermal conductivity of semiconductor materials. At the same time, the effects of resistive switching are actively used in modern electronics, in particular, the work of memristors is based on resistive switching in oxides of transition metals. This effect of resistive switching has long been observed in CdTe, both on thick (more than 100 μm) single-crystal layers and in thin polycrystalline films. The novelty of the proposed work consists in the fact that switching processes between low and high conductivity states in CdTe films depend on various factors, such as the film thickness, its initial structure, the power of the switching pulse, and the contact properties. Thin film CdTe based structures were prepared by using vacuum deposition methods. The study of fast switching processes in manufactured Mo – cadmium telluride – Mo structures was carried out by measuring and further analytical processing of their amplitude-time characteristics under the action of EM pulses of nanosecond duration. It was found that the prototypes with a metallization diameter of 0.5 mm and 6 mm, made using the planar technology, have similar parameters: the switching time is at the level of 1-2 ns, similar values of the cutoff voltage and the course of its dependence on the pulse amplitude. The geometry of the contact metallization does not affect the switching parameters of structures, and in the manufacture of protection elements against EM pulses on their basis, an industrial technology for the formation of metallization can be used without the need for its excessive miniaturization.

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