What is TSC?

Thermally stimulated current (TSC) is a sort of thermal analysis that we evaluates the minute current which generates in heating/cooling of the sample. TSC has been studied since the 1970s, and the application field has expanded to insulators and semiconductors in recent years. For example, TSC can be applied to the evaluation of charge carrier traps in semiconductor devices such as solar cells and transistors because it can examine the spatial distribution of trapped charges, the origin of trap levels, and the band structures. The latest TSC measurement has required high sensitivity due to the miniaturization of measurement samples, but the instruments have been improved to detect minute signals with fA (10-15 A). The objective of this workshop is to encourage a constructive relationship between academia and industry about TSC.