Large Area >8 kV SiC GTO Thyristors with Innovative Anode-Gate Designs

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This study is focused on the design and fabrication of large-area (4.1x4.1 mm2 and 8.2x8.2 mm2), 8.1 kV 4H-SiC GTO Thyristors. The anode and gate fingers of Thyristors were designed with involute, cellular or hexagonal patterns. Forward blocking voltages as high as 8106 V and On-state voltage drop (Von) and differential specific on-resistance (Ron,sp) as low as 3.8 V and 6 mΩ-cm2 at 100 A/cm2 were measured on these devices. About 59% of 4.1 x4.1 mm2 and 29% of 8.2x8.2 mm2 Thyristors blocked voltages in excess of 6 kV. Detailed investigations revealed the impact of different anode/gate finger geometries on the device characteristics. Preliminary pulsed power characterization of the GTO Thyristors was also performed.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 645-648)

Edited by:

Anton J. Bauer, Peter Friedrichs, Michael Krieger, Gerhard Pensl, Roland Rupp and Thomas Seyller

Pages:

1021-1024

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.645-648.1021

Citation:

S. G. Sundaresan et al., "Large Area >8 kV SiC GTO Thyristors with Innovative Anode-Gate Designs", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 645-648, pp. 1021-1024, 2010

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April 2010

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