Fabrication of multi-layer Bi2Se3 devices and observation of anomalous electrical transport behaviors

Venugopal Gunasekaran, Goon Ho Park, Maki Suemitsu, Hirokazu Fukidome

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In this paper, we report on the fabrication of multi-layer bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) devices by lithography process and their electrical transport characteristics studied at room temperature. The observation of a non-linear current-voltage characteristic is analyzed with various current transport mechanisms such as Schottky barrier, space-charge limited conduction (SCLC), Fowler-Nordheim (F-N) tunneling and Poole-Frenkel (P-F) conduction. The F-N tunneling via field emission current induced in high-voltage was found to be the dominant conduction mechanism which could responsible for the nonlinear behavior as compared to SCLC and P-F conduction phenomena. The charge traps present in the Bi2Se3 bulk causes SCLC and P-F conduction. A carrier mobility in Bi2Se3 is extracted as ~ 1220 cm2 V−1 s−1. Our study further advances the understanding of the fundamental charge transport mechanisms appeared in Bi2Se3 which will be an essential parameter in the development of various electronic applications such as resistive memory switching and sensing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept


  • Bismuth selenide
  • Current transport
  • F-N tunneling
  • P-F emission
  • SCLC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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