Long-range potential fluctuations and 1/f noise in hydrogenated amorphous silicon

V. Fine, R. Bakker, I. Dijkhuis

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We present a microscopic theory of the low-frequency voltage noise (known as “1/f” noise) in μm-thick films of hydrogenated amorphous silicon. This theory traces the noise back to the long-range fluctuations of the Coulomb potential created by deep defects, thereby predicting the absolute noise intensity as a function of the distribution of defect activation energies. The predictions of this theory are in very good agreement with our own experiments in terms of both the absolute intensity and the temperature dependence of the noise spectra.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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