A slightly carbon rich hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiCx:H) film was deposited by 13.56 MHz plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique on p-type silicon (p-Si) wafer. Admittance analyses of the metal-insulator-semiconductor device (Al/a-SiCx:H/p-Si)from strong accumulation to strong inversion gate bias were achieved within a widespread frequency range (10(1)-10(6) Hz). An adequate equivalent circuit for each bias regime was proposed. The dependence of the ac conductivity both under strong accumulation and inversion on the frequency power-law was interpreted as due to the carrier exchange mechanism by hopping. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved.