Dynamic Electrophysical Characterization of Porous Silicon based Humidity Sensitive Elements

Research paper by S. Bravina, N. Morozovsky, R. Boukroub

Indexed on: 28 Feb '06Published on: 28 Feb '06Published in: Physics - Materials Science


The results of the investigation of changes of parameters of dynamic bipolar charge-voltage and bipolar and unipolar dynamic current-voltage characteristics and transient currents connected with the pulse change of humidity for the samples of por-Si are presented. The view of high voltage current-voltage curves is characteristic for poling processes in the space charge region similar to that observed in the case of typical ionic conductors. Observed phases of transformation of investigated electrophysical characteristics reflect the time scale of processes in the consequence adsorption-dissociation and transfer - desorption. The efficiency of using the methods of dynamic electrophysical characterization for studying characteristics of porous materials under fast humidity changes was demonstrated.