Hsien-Chin Chiu

Chang Gung University
  • The Impact of AlxGa1-xN Back Barrier in AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) on 6-inch MCZ Si Substrate

    Yen-Lun Huang
    Hsien-Chin Chiu, Chang Gung University
    H.Y. Wang, Chang Gung University
    Chia-Hao Liu, Chang Gung University
    Chong-Rong Huang, Chang Gung University
    Chao-Wei Chiu, Chang Gung University
    WEN-CHING HSU
    CHE-MING LIU
    CHIH-YUAN CHUANG
    JIA-ZHE LIU

    In this study, AlGaN back barriers (B.B.) with different Al mole fractions and thicknesses were used in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) to improve device performance. Relative to thickness, a proper Al mole fraction (Al0.08GaN) of the B.B. more strongly affected the device’ Ion/Ioff ratio. It exhibited a low leakage current and high Ion/Ioff ratio of approximately 106. Relative to B.B. mole fraction, B.B. thickness more greatly affected the devices’ horizontal breakdown voltage (760V) and LFN characteristics. Increasing the Al mole fraction and the thickness of the B.B. more strongly affected the dynamic RON. The current gain cut-off frequency (fT) and maximum stable gain cut-off frequency (fmax) were 5.2 GHz and 10.5 GHz, respectively, for the Al0.08GaN B.B. device.

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