Inversion behavior in Sc2O3/GaN gated diodes

Jihyun Kim, R. Mehandru, B. Luo, F. Ren, B. P. Gila, A. H. Onstine, C. R. Abernathy, S. J. Pearton, Y. Irokawa

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The capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristics of Sc2O 3/p-GaN gate-controlled diodes show unusual hook shapes due to the charging of surface states. From the drain-voltage dependence of the C-V curves, the total surface state density was estimated to be ∼8.2×10 12cm-2 for diodes undergoing an implant activation anneal at 950°C. The accumulation capacitance showed a significant dependence on measurement frequency and is suggested to result from the presence of an interfacial dielectric between the Sc2O3 and GaN. The Si-implanted n+ regions in the gated diode structure are effective in providing a source of inversion charge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 8
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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