Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/PEDS.2013.6527081
Title: Design of novel normally-off AlGaN/GaN HEMTs with combined gate recess and floating charge structures
Authors: Huang, H.
Liang, Y.C. 
Samudra, G.S. 
Huang, C.-F.
Keywords: AlGaN/GaN HEMT
floating gate
gate charging
gate recess
normally-off operation
threshold voltage (Vth)
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Huang, H.,Liang, Y.C.,Samudra, G.S.,Huang, C.-F. (2013). Design of novel normally-off AlGaN/GaN HEMTs with combined gate recess and floating charge structures. Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems : 554-558. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/PEDS.2013.6527081
Abstract: Normally-off operation is strongly desired for safety and efficient power switching in order to make the HEMT devices compatible with the currently used Si based IGBT and MOSFET devices. Combination of partially gate recess etching and gate insulator interface or floating gate charges in MIS structures is proposed and demonstrated for the first time to realize the normally-off mode. Partially gate trench can effectively reduce 2DEG density and shift threshold voltage (Vth) to positive without severely degrading in 2DEG channel conductance, while gate insulator interface or floating gate charges can further increase Vth at a relatively low charge density and thus maintain normally-off mode at a much longer time. Sentaurus TCAD is used to systematically simulate and predict the characteristics of the proposed structures. A positive Vth of larger than 3 V is demonstrated by employment of gate recess with 5∼10 nm barrier leftover in combination of gate dielectric charging with a low sheet density of ∼1012 cm-2. The proposed structures are very promising in future power switching applications due to the large positive Vth and the low gate leakage current density by adjusting the gate insulator thickness. © 2013 IEEE.
Source Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/83617
ISBN: 9781467317900
DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2013.6527081
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