In this paper we separately investigate the role of electric field and device self-heating (SHE) in enhancing the charge emission process from Fe-related buffer traps (0.52 eV from Ec) in AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs). The experimental analysis was performed by means of Drain Current Transient (DCT) measurements for either i) different dissipated power (PD,steady) at constant drain-to-source bias (VDS,steady) or ii) constant PD,steady at different VDS,steady. We found that i) an increase in PD,steady yields an acceleration in the thermally activated emission process, consistently with the temperature rise induced by SHE. On the other hand, ii) the field effect turned out to be negligible within the investigated voltage range, indicating the absence of Poole-Frenkel effect (PFE). A qualitative analysis based on the electric field values obtained by numerical simulations is then presented to support the interpretation and conclusions.

Electric Field and Self-Heating Effects on the Emission Time of Iron Traps in GaN HEMTs / Cioni, Marcello; Zagni, Nicolo; Selmi, Luca; Meneghesso, Gaudenzio; Meneghini, Matteo; Zanoni, Enrico; Chini, Alessandro. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES. - ISSN 0018-9383. - 68:7(2021), pp. 3325-3332. [10.1109/TED.2021.3081613]

Electric Field and Self-Heating Effects on the Emission Time of Iron Traps in GaN HEMTs

Cioni, Marcello
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Zagni, Nicolo;Selmi, Luca;Chini, Alessandro
2021

Abstract

In this paper we separately investigate the role of electric field and device self-heating (SHE) in enhancing the charge emission process from Fe-related buffer traps (0.52 eV from Ec) in AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs). The experimental analysis was performed by means of Drain Current Transient (DCT) measurements for either i) different dissipated power (PD,steady) at constant drain-to-source bias (VDS,steady) or ii) constant PD,steady at different VDS,steady. We found that i) an increase in PD,steady yields an acceleration in the thermally activated emission process, consistently with the temperature rise induced by SHE. On the other hand, ii) the field effect turned out to be negligible within the investigated voltage range, indicating the absence of Poole-Frenkel effect (PFE). A qualitative analysis based on the electric field values obtained by numerical simulations is then presented to support the interpretation and conclusions.
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Electric Field and Self-Heating Effects on the Emission Time of Iron Traps in GaN HEMTs / Cioni, Marcello; Zagni, Nicolo; Selmi, Luca; Meneghesso, Gaudenzio; Meneghini, Matteo; Zanoni, Enrico; Chini, Alessandro. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES. - ISSN 0018-9383. - 68:7(2021), pp. 3325-3332. [10.1109/TED.2021.3081613]
Cioni, Marcello; Zagni, Nicolo; Selmi, Luca; Meneghesso, Gaudenzio; Meneghini, Matteo; Zanoni, Enrico; Chini, Alessandro
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