Thermal effects and current instabilities in group III-Nitride-based devices
|Alexander E. Belyaev|
Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
GaN and related materials have recently attracted a lot of interest for applications in high-power electronics capable of operation at elevated temperatures and radiation environment. Group III-Nitrides and their ternary and multinary systems offer numerous advantages. These include wider bandgaps as well as excellent transport and thermal characteristics. The remarkable properties of Group III-Nitrides have led to rapid progress in the realization of a broad range of electronic devices. Despite the rapid progress in the upper frequency limits and RF power levels of three-terminal devices the representatives of two-terminal devices, in particular, resonant-tunnelling diodes (RTDs) still play an important role in many system applications at frequencies above about 50 GHz. If RTDs could be produced in the Group III-Nitride system, a number of novel possibilities exist for development and exploitation. If RTDs can be made in Group III-nitrides, a whole new high-power microwave technology could be realised.
Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium A, by Alexander E. Belyaev
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003
Submitted: 2003-05-13 17:41 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55