This paper reports the performances of metal/insulator/semiconductor devices, simultaneously sensitive to hydrogen and to the visible region of the spectrum. The sensors used in this work are based on glass/Cr/a-SiH(n+)/a-Si:H(i)/SiOx/Pd structures, where the amorphous silicon was deposited by conventional r.f. techniques and the oxide grown thermally (in air) or chemically (in hydrogen peroxide). The proposed sensors present a response of ∼ 3 orders of magnitude change in the saturation current when in the presence of 400 ppm of hydrogen and an open circuit voltage that decreases in the presence of hydrogen, with a maximum spectral response at 500 nm. These sensors were also compared with equivalent crystalline silicon devices whose oxides were prepared exactly in the same conditions as the ones used for the a-Si:H devices.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids|
|Issue number||PART 2|
|Publication status||Published - May 1998|