Two-dimensional transient analyses of GaN MESFETs and AlGaN/GaN HEMTs are performed in which a deep donor and a deep acceptor are considered in a semi-insulating buffer layer. Calculated transient characteristics are compared between the two FETs, and it is shown that the deep levels affect the results essentially in a similar way. Quasi-pulsed I-V curves are derived from the transient characteristics, and are compared with steady-state I-V curves. It is shown that so-called current slump is more pronounced when the deep-acceptor density in the buffer layer is higher and when an off-state drain voltage is higher, because trapping effects become more significant. It is suggested that to minimize current slump in GaN-based FETs, an acceptor density in a semi-insulating GaN layer should be made low.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 9 1|
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