The selective area growth (SAG) and properties of AlGaN/GaN heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) grown by low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) are described and analyzed. Transistors based on group III-nitride material are attractive for high-power and high-temperature applications. Much work has been focused on improving p-type material, as well as heterojunction interfaces. However, there have been very few reports on HBTs operating at room temperature. At this time, current gains for nitride-based HBTs have been limited to ∼ 10. Selective area regrowth was applied to the growth of AlGaN/GaN HBTs to analyze its potential advantages as compared to more traditional growth techniques in order to realize improved electrical performance of the devices.
- Aluminum gallium nitride
- Heterojunction bipolar transistor
- Selective area growth
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering