AlGaAs/GaAs Npn heterojunction bipolar transistors have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy on Si (311) substrates utilizing a GaAs buffer layer as thin as 2 μm and fabricated using a self-aligned base contact process. Reflection high-energy electron diffraction patterns correspond with antiphase domain-free growth. Direct current measurements for a 70×70 μm2 device reveal a small-signal common-emitter current gain of 10 and collector-emitter breakdown of 13 V at a collector current of 1.8 kA/cm2. These results indicate that further optimization in growth technique may render the growth of GaAs-on-Si (311) a viable candidate for application in high-power integration.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures|
|State||Published - 1 May 1998|