Behaviour of 4H-SiC pin Diodes Studied by Numerical Device Simulation


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We simulated and measured the forward characteristics of 4H-SiC pin diodes in a wide temperature range from 300K to 700K. Our simulations are based on the stationary drift-diffusion model including a model for incomplete ionization of the dopants. Physically based models for Auger recombination and Shockley-Read-Hall recombination are used as well. For the mobility model the empirical relation of Caughey-Thomas is used. The model parameters to be calibrated in the simulation are the electron and hole minority lifetimes and the electron and hole bulk mobilities. Employing temperature-dependent carrier lifetimes we achieved very good agreement between simulations and measured data. For the temperature- and doping-dependent carrier mobilities we found that the best fit is obtained for a bulk mobility value much smaller than that suggested by standard parameters for 4H-SiC. With the calibrated parameters we simulated the internal carrier distributions for temperatures up to 700 K and for different carrier lifetimes.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 556-557)

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N. Wright, C.M. Johnson, K. Vassilevski, I. Nikitina and A. Horsfall




D. Werber et al., "Behaviour of 4H-SiC pin Diodes Studied by Numerical Device Simulation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 556-557, pp. 905-908, 2007

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September 2007




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