Abstract

High resolution observation of density of interface states (Dit) at SiO2/4H-SiC interfaces was performed by time-resolved scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy (tr-SNDM). The sizes of the non-uniform contrasts observed in the map of Dit were in the order of several tens of nanometers, which are smaller than the value reported in the previous study (>100 nm). The simulation of the tr-SNDM measurement suggested that the spatial resolution of tr-SNDM is down to the tip radius of the cantilever used for the measurement and can be smaller than the lateral spread of the depletion layer width.

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