3.3 kV Rated Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes with Epitaxial Field Stop Ring
3.3 kV rated 4H-SiC diodes with nickel monosilicide Schottky contacts and 2-zone JTE regions were fabricated on commercial epitaxial wafers having a 34 m thick blocking layer with donor concentration of 2.2×1015 cm-3. The diodes were fabricated with and without additional field stop rings to investigate the impact of practically realizable stopper rings on the diode blocking characteristics. The field stop ring was formed by reactive ion etching of heavily doped epitaxial capping layer. The diodes with field stop rings demonstrated significantly higher yield and reduction of reverse leakage current. The diodes demonstrated blocking voltages in excess of 4.0 kV and very low change of leakage current at ambient temperatures up to 200 °C.
Edouard V. Monakhov, Tamás Hornos and Bengt. G. Svensson
K. Vassilevski et al., "3.3 kV Rated Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes with Epitaxial Field Stop Ring", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 679-680, pp. 555-558, 2011