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Mercury Probe
ByHarsh Sinha, J. Leon Shohet
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A mercury (Hg) probe is a contact-probing device for electrical characterization mostly for semiconductor devices. Instead of fabricating test structures on semiconductor devices for electrical contact, a Hg probe enables one to make an electrical contact using a Hg droplet. Capacitance–voltage and current–voltage characteristics can be made without fabricating metal structures on the test samples, which reduce time and effort to obtain the data.