Electrical characterization and transmission electron microscopy assessment of isolation of AIGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors with oxygen ion implantation

Jin Yu Shiu, Chung Yu Lu, Ting Yi Su, Rong Tan Huang, Herbert Zirath, Niklas Rorsman, Edward Yi Chang

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Abstract

A multienergy oxygen ion implantation process was demonstrated to be compatible with the processing of high-power microwave AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). A high sheet resistivity and thermally stable isolation were demonstrated. The microstructures of implanted and postannealed specimens were investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The dependences of the sheet resistivity and different postannealing temperatures were correlated with the defect clusters and microstructure of lattice stacking faults. After 300 °C annealing, the sheet resistivity was higher than 1012 Ω/square, which was attributed to the severe defect interaction eliminating the trapping centers and reducing the leakage current. A maximum output power density of 5.3W/mm at Vgs =-4V and V ds = 50V at 3GHz was demonstrated on lag-free HEMTs without field plates on sapphire substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021001
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume49
Issue number2 Part 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2010

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