Accession Number:

ADA482208

Title:

Current Collapse Induced in AlGaN/GaN High-Electron-Mobility Transistors by Bias Stress

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2003-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Current collapse is observed to be induced in AlGaNGaN high-electron-mobility transistors as a result of short-term bias stress. This effect was seen in devices grown by both metalorganic chemical vapor deposition MOCVD and molecular-beam epitaxy MBE. The induced collapse appears to be permanent and can be reversed by SiN passivation. The traps responsible for the collapse have been studied by photoionization spectroscopy. For the MOCVD-grown devices, the same traps cause the collapse in both unstressed and stressed devices. These effects are thought to result from hot-carrier damage during stress.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE