Leitgeb, M., Backes, A., Schneider, M., Zellern, C., & Schmid, U. (2016). Communication — The Role of the Metal-Semiconductor Junction in Pt-Assisted Photochemical Etching of Silicon Carbide. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0021603jss
Porous 4H-SiC layers were fabricated by photochemical etching of n-type 4H-SiC samples with varying resistivity. An etching solution of Na2S2O8 and HF was used while Pt deposited at the 4H-SiC surface served as catalyst for the reduction of Na2S2O8. The contact resistance at the Pt/4H-SiC junction was decreased by annealing and surface near phosphorous doping. This enabled the porosification of 4H-SiC with photochemical etching.