Atomic layer deposition of ZrO2 as gate dielectrics for AlGaN/GaN metal-insulator-semiconductor high electron mobility transistors on silicon
Ng, Geok Ing
Anand, M. J.
Ang, K. S.
Bryan, Maung Ye Kyaw Thu
Foo, Siew Chuen
Date of Issue2013
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
In this Letter, the device performance of AlGaN/GaN metal-insulator-semiconductor high electron mobility transistors (MISHEMTs) on silicon substrate using 10-nm-thick atomic-layer-deposited ZrO2 as gate dielectrics is reported. The ZrO2 AlGaN/GaN MISHEMTs showed improved maximum drain current density (I dmax) with high peak transconductance (g mmax) as comparison to Schottky-barrier-gate HEMTs (SB-HEMTs). Also compared to SB-HEMTs, reverse gate leakage current was four orders of magnitude lower and forward gate bias extended to +7.4 V. At energy from −0.29 eV to −0.36 eV, low interface trap state density evaluated by AC conductance and “Hi-Lo frequency” methods indicates good quality of atomic-layer-deposited ZrO2 dielectric layer.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Applied physics letters
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