A new bipolar transistor with a 20-period i-AlInAs/n+-InGaAs superlattice, prepared by metal organic chemical vapour deposition, has been fabricated and demonstrated. This superlattice is used as a confinement barrier for holes and a resonant tunneling (RT) route for electrons. Due to the RT effect within the 20-period superlattice near emitter-base p-n junction region, the N-shaped negative-differential-resistance (NDR) phenomena are observed under normal operation. A transistor action with a common-emitter current gain of 13 and a small offset voltage (≃90 mV) is achieved at room temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering