Lateral 3 kV AlN SBDs on Bulk AlN Substrates By MOCVD


A new technical paper titled “3 kV AlN Schottky Barrier Diodes on Bulk AlN Substrates by MOCVD” was published by researchers at Arizona State University.

“This letter reports the first demonstration of AlN Schottky diodes on bulk AlN substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor phase deposition (MOCVD) with breakdown voltages exceeding 3 kV. The devices exhibited good rectifying characteristics with ON/OFF ratios on the order of 10^6 to 10^8 and excellent thermal stability from 298 to 623 K. The device Schottky barrier height increased from 0.89 to 1.85 eV, and the ideality factor decreased from 4.29 to 1.95 with increasing temperatures, which was ascribed to the inhomogeneous metal/AlN interface. At reverse bias of -3 kV, the devices showed a low leakage current of 200 nA without the incorporation of any field plate structures or passivation techniques. This work demonstrates the potential of AlN as an ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor and represents a big step toward the development of multi-kV AlN high-voltage and high-power devices.”

Find the technical paper here. Published 11/9/23.

Mudiyanselage, Dinusha Herath, Dawei Wang, Ziyi He, Bingcheng Da, and Houqiang Fu. “3 kV AlN Schottky Barrier Diodes on Bulk AlN Substrates by MOCVD.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2311.05130 (2023).

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