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Keywords:

  • high-k;
  • GaN;
  • MOSFET;
  • normally-off;
  • ion implantation;
  • CeO2

Abstract

This paper describes normally-off GaN MOSFETs with high-k dielectric CeO2 films made by ion implantation. Ion implantation process reduces sheet and contact resistances of source and drain regions of this device. To obtain high Idss and gmmax, high-k dielectric CeO2 was used as gate oxide films for GaN MOSFETs for the first time. Nitrogen ion implantation isolation processes were also adopted to fabricate isolation region. Normally-off GaN MOSFETs with Idss of 350 mA/mm, gmmax of 40 mS/mm and threshold voltage of +0.5 V were obtained. The high Idss and normally-off mode show the potential and advantages of GaN MOSFETs for high voltage operations. (© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)