A New High Current Gain 4H-SiC Bipolar Junction Transistor with Suppressed Surface Recombination Structure: SSR-BJT
A new 4H-SiC Bipolar Junction Transistor with Suppressed Surface Recombination structure: SSR-BJT has been proposed to improve the common emitter current gain which is one of the main issues for 4H-SiC BJTs. A Lightly Doped N-type layer (LDN-layer) between the emitter and base layers, and a High Resistive P-type region (HRP-region) formed between the emitter mesa edge and the base contact region were employed in the SSR-BJT. A fabricated SSR-BJT showed a maximum current gain of 134 at room temperature with a specific on-resistance of 3.2 mΩcm2 and a blocking voltage VCEO of 950 V. The SSR-BJT kept a current gain of 60 at 250°C with a specific on-resistance of 8 mΩcm2. To our knowledge, these current gains are the highest among 4H-SiC BJTs with a blocking voltage VCEO more than about 1000 V which have been ever reported.
Amador Pérez-Tomás, Philippe Godignon, Miquel Vellvehí and Pierre Brosselard
K. Nonaka et al., "A New High Current Gain 4H-SiC Bipolar Junction Transistor with Suppressed Surface Recombination Structure: SSR-BJT", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 615-617, pp. 821-824, 2009