In this work, the critical role of carbon doping in the electrical behavior of AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) on semi-insulating SiC substrates is assessed by investigating the off-state three terminal breakdown, current collapse and dynamic on-resistance recovery at high drain-source voltages. Extensive device simulations of typical GaN HEMT structures are carried out and compared to experimental data from published, state-of-the-art technologies to: i) explain the slope of the breakdown voltage as a function of the gate-to-drain spacing lower than GaN critical electric field as a result of the non-uniform electrical field distribution in the gate-drain access region; ii) attribute the drain current collapse to trapping in deep acceptor states in the buffer associated with carbon doping; iii) interpret the partial dynamic on-resistance recovery after off-state stress at high drain-source voltages as a consequence of hole generation and trapping.

The Role of Carbon Doping on Breakdown, Current Collapse and Dynamic On-Resistance Recovery in AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors on Semi‐Insulating SiC Substrates / Zagni, Nicolò; Chini, Alessandro; Puglisi, Francesco Maria; Pavan, Paolo; Verzellesi, Giovanni. - In: PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. A, APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE. - ISSN 1862-6300. - (2020), pp. 1900762-1-1900762-5. [10.1002/pssa.201900762]

The Role of Carbon Doping on Breakdown, Current Collapse and Dynamic On-Resistance Recovery in AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors on Semi‐Insulating SiC Substrates

Zagni, Nicolò
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Chini, Alessandro;Puglisi, Francesco Maria;Pavan, Paolo;Verzellesi, Giovanni
2020

Abstract

In this work, the critical role of carbon doping in the electrical behavior of AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) on semi-insulating SiC substrates is assessed by investigating the off-state three terminal breakdown, current collapse and dynamic on-resistance recovery at high drain-source voltages. Extensive device simulations of typical GaN HEMT structures are carried out and compared to experimental data from published, state-of-the-art technologies to: i) explain the slope of the breakdown voltage as a function of the gate-to-drain spacing lower than GaN critical electric field as a result of the non-uniform electrical field distribution in the gate-drain access region; ii) attribute the drain current collapse to trapping in deep acceptor states in the buffer associated with carbon doping; iii) interpret the partial dynamic on-resistance recovery after off-state stress at high drain-source voltages as a consequence of hole generation and trapping.
3-dic-2019
1900762-1
1900762-5
The Role of Carbon Doping on Breakdown, Current Collapse and Dynamic On-Resistance Recovery in AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors on Semi‐Insulating SiC Substrates / Zagni, Nicolò; Chini, Alessandro; Puglisi, Francesco Maria; Pavan, Paolo; Verzellesi, Giovanni. - In: PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. A, APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE. - ISSN 1862-6300. - (2020), pp. 1900762-1-1900762-5. [10.1002/pssa.201900762]
Zagni, Nicolò; Chini, Alessandro; Puglisi, Francesco Maria; Pavan, Paolo; Verzellesi, Giovanni
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