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Abstract A computer simulation study of the capacitance of a surface space charge layer in undoped n-GaAs grown by metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy is presented. The effect of the deep donor level EL2 on the surface capacitance of epilayers with an ideal free surface is estimated. In order to approach the as-grown layer surface the model used is extended considering MIS and Schottky-barrier structures and their voltage-capacitance curves are analysed. The theoretical C-V dependences are compared with experimental C-V curves of a real structure including N+-GaAs substrate, undoped n-GaAs epitaxial layer containing EL2 levels and thin native oxide. Conditions are determined at which the EL2 levels as well as the native oxide film may influence the capacitance characteristics.
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