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New publication on Si/SiC devices design and simulation !

Congratulations to Chunwa Chan ! He is currently persuing a PhD degree in University of Warwick, and his work on design and simulation of Si/SiC power devices has been recognized and accepted for publication in the lasted issue of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.

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This paper presents the design and optimization of a 600 V silicon-on-silicon carbide (Si/SiC) laterally diffused MOSFET with linear doping profile in the drift region for high-temperature applications. The proposed structure has an embedded silicon-on-insulator (SOI) layout through which the traditional graded doping theory for SOI can be applied in the Si/SiC architecture. An SOI counterpart is introduced as a benchmark and modeled alongside the proposed structure. Comparisons between them show that they have the near-identical OFF-state and breakdown characteristics, with a significant tunneling leakage component emerging above 450 V. In the ON state, the Si/SiC device has higher electrical resistance but much lower thermal resistance, leading to less self-heating and higher reliability.

For more detals, click here (open access) to download the paper from the IEEE page !.

Fri 03 June 2016, 17:08