Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Electronics And Devices

Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Electronics And Devices

Uttam Singisetti, Towhidur Razzak;Yuewei Zhang


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With the dawn of Gallium Oxide (Ga2O₃) and Aluminum Gallium Nitride (AlGaN) electronics and the commercialization of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) based devices, the field of wide bandgap materials and electronics has never been more vibrant and exciting than it is now. Wide bandgap semiconductors have had a strong presence in the research and development arena for many years. Recently, the increasing demand for high efficiency power electronics and high speed communication electronics, together with the maturity of the synthesis and fabrication of wide bandgap semicon-ductors, has catapulted wide bandgap electronics and optoelectronics into the mainstream.Wide bandgap semiconductors exhibit excellent material properties, which can potentially enable power device operation at higher efficiency, higher temperatures, voltages, and higher switching speeds than current Si technology. This edited volume will serve as a useful reference for researchers in this field — newcomers and experienced alike.This book discusses a broad range of topics including fundamental transport studies, growth of high-quality films, advanced materials characterization, device modeling, high frequency, high voltage electronic devices and optical devices written by the experts in their respective fields. They also span the whole spectrum of wide bandgap materials including AlGaN, Ga2O₃and diamond.