12 kV 4H-SiC p-IGBTs with Record Low Specific On-Resistance
DC characteristics of 4H-SiC p-channel IGBTs capable of blocking -12 kV and conducting -0.4 A (-100 A/cm2) at a forward voltage of -5.2 V at 25°C are demonstrated for the first time. A record low differential on-resistance of 14 mW×cm2 was achieved with a gate bias of -20 V indicating a strong conductivity modulation in the p-type drift region. A moderately doped current enhancement layer grown on the lightly doped drift layer effectively reduces the JFET resistance while maintains a high carrier lifetime for conductivity modulation. A hole MOS channel mobility of 12.5 cm2/V-s at -20 V of gate bias was measured with a MOS threshold voltage of -5.8 V. The blocking voltage of -12 kV was achieved by Junction Termination Extension (JTE).
Akira Suzuki, Hajime Okumura, Tsunenobu Kimoto, Takashi Fuyuki, Kenji Fukuda and Shin-ichi Nishizawa
Q. J. Zhang et al., "12 kV 4H-SiC p-IGBTs with Record Low Specific On-Resistance", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 600-603, pp. 1187-1190, 2009