Nonlinear 1/f noise in amorphous silicon

C. Parman, J. Kakalios

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Measurements of coplanar current fluctuations in n-type hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) find that the spectral density of the noise accurately obeys a 1/f frequency dependence for frequency f in the range 1, 103 Hz over a temperature range 300T, 450 K. The noise power density displays a power-law dependence on the dc current, where the power-law exponent b increases with temperature from b1 at 350 K to 2.5 at 450 K. These results are discussed in terms of models for noise in composite and inhomogeneous materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2529-2532
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1991


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