Al0.3Ga0.7N AlN}/GaN metal-oxide-semiconductor high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) grown on Si substrates by using ozone water oxidation method are investigated. Superior improvements of 52.2% in two-terminal gate-drain breakdown voltage (BVGD), 30.3% in drain-source current density (IDS) at VGS=0VIDSS0), 43.6% in maximum IDS(IDS,\max), 34.7% in maximum extrinsic transconductance (gm,\max), and 52.7%/34.3% in unity-gain cutoff/maximum oscillation frequency (fT/fmax) are achieved as compared with a reference Schottky-gated HEMT. Thermal stability is studied by conducting temperature-dependent characterizations of devices at ambient temperatures of 300-550 K. Time-dependent electrical reliability analyses for the devices stressed in off-state (VGS=-20V and VDS=0V) for 0-60 h and on-state (VGS=2 V and VDS=20V) for 0-20 h are also made to physically investigate the dominant degradation mechanisms. Excellent reliability and thermal stability at 300-550 K are achieved by the present design.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering