In this paper, numerical device simulations are used to point out the possible contributions of carbon doping to the threshold voltage instabilities induced by negative gate bias stress in AlGaN/GaN metal–insulator–semiconductor high-electron mobility transistors. It is suggested that carbon can have a role in both negative and positive threshold voltage shifts, as a result of (1) the changes in the total negative charge stored in the carbon-related acceptor traps in the GaN buffer, and (2) the attraction of carbon-related free holes to the device surface and their capture into interface traps or recombination with gate-injected electrons. For a proper device optimization of carbon-doped MIS-HEMTs, it is therefore important to take these mechanisms into account, in addition to those related to defects in the gate dielectric volume and interface which are conventionally held responsible for threshold voltage instabilities.

The effects of carbon on the bidirectional threshold voltage instabilities induced by negative gate bias stress in GaN MIS-HEMTs / Zagni, Nicolò; Chini, Alessandro; Puglisi, Francesco Maria; Pavan, Paolo; Verzellesi, Giovanni. - In: JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 1569-8025. - (2020), pp. 1-9. [10.1007/s10825-020-01573-8]

The effects of carbon on the bidirectional threshold voltage instabilities induced by negative gate bias stress in GaN MIS-HEMTs

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

Abstract

In this paper, numerical device simulations are used to point out the possible contributions of carbon doping to the threshold voltage instabilities induced by negative gate bias stress in AlGaN/GaN metal–insulator–semiconductor high-electron mobility transistors. It is suggested that carbon can have a role in both negative and positive threshold voltage shifts, as a result of (1) the changes in the total negative charge stored in the carbon-related acceptor traps in the GaN buffer, and (2) the attraction of carbon-related free holes to the device surface and their capture into interface traps or recombination with gate-injected electrons. For a proper device optimization of carbon-doped MIS-HEMTs, it is therefore important to take these mechanisms into account, in addition to those related to defects in the gate dielectric volume and interface which are conventionally held responsible for threshold voltage instabilities.
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The effects of carbon on the bidirectional threshold voltage instabilities induced by negative gate bias stress in GaN MIS-HEMTs / Zagni, Nicolò; Chini, Alessandro; Puglisi, Francesco Maria; Pavan, Paolo; Verzellesi, Giovanni. - In: JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 1569-8025. - (2020), pp. 1-9. [10.1007/s10825-020-01573-8]
Zagni, Nicolò; Chini, Alessandro; Puglisi, Francesco Maria; Pavan, Paolo; Verzellesi, Giovanni
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