Wide Bandgap Semiconductor-Based Electronics

Fan Ren, Stephen J Pearton


Advances in wide bandgap semiconductor materials are enabling the development of a new generation of power semiconductor devices that far exceed the performance of silicon-based devices. These technologies offer potential breakthrough performance for a wide range of applications, including high-power and RF electronics, deep-UV optoelectronics, quantum information and extreme-environment applications.

This reference text provides comprehensive coverage of the challenges and latest research in wide and ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors. Leading researchers from around the world provide reviews on the latest development of materials and devices in these systems.

The book is an essential reference for researchers and practitioners in the field of wide bandgap semiconductors and power electronics, and valuable supplementary reading for advanced courses in these areas.

Key Features 
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of wide bandgap semiconductor-based electronics
  • Covers both materials and devices
  • Includes cutting-edge research not covered in other books
  • Very experienced editors – they have produced 19 other books in related areas

About Editors

Fan Ren is a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, Electrochemical Society, Materials Research Society, Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers and American Vacuum Society. He won a Teacher and Scholar Award from the University of Florida in 2014 and the Gordon E Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology from the Electrochemical Society in 2013.

Stephen J Pearton is a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Pearton is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, American Vacuum Society, IEEE, Electrochemical Society and TMS. He has won awards from the Electrochemical Society, American Vacuum Society, American Physical Society, IEEE and TMS.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Gallium Oxide

1. Gallium Oxide Nano-electronic and Nano-optoelectronic Devices Ji

2. Prospects for Ga2O3-based Power Electronics

3. Nanomechanical Transducers for Solar Blind UV Detection

4. Contact microstructure on Gallium Oxide

5. Epitaxial growth and characterization of III-N and Oxide semiconductor materials for electronic and optoelectronics devices

6. Growth of High Quality Ga2O3 and In2O3 Epitaxial Films

7. Defects and Carrier Lifetimes in Ga2O3

8. Band alignments of electronic energy structure in epitaxially grown β-Ga2O3

Part 2: Gallium Nitride/Aluminum Nitride

9. Effect of carrier gas and Ga precursor on the carbon background concentration and consequently the transport properties of GaN HEMTs

10. High-Al Content AlGaN Based HEMTs

11. AlGaN HEMT on diamond

12. Understanding Interfaces in Homoepitaxial GaN Growth

13. Wide bandgap semiconductor based gas sensors

14. Modeling of AlGaN sensors Mark Law

15. Potential and Challenges of in-situ microscopy on electronic devices and materials

16. Theoretical study of optical properties of non-polar BAlGaN/AlN quantum wells lattice-matched to AlN

17. Semipolar AlN on Si(100) by HVPE

Part 3: Zinc Oxide

18. BeMgZnO wide bandgap material system

19. ZnO for Solar Water Splitting

Part 4: Silicon Carbide

20. Lattice Strain and Stress Relaxation in SiC

21. Utilization of Utilize SiC Power Devices in High- and Very High-Frequency Power Converters

22. Enhancement-Mode 4H-SiC MOSFETs

23. SiC Trench MOSFETs

Part 5: Boron Nitride

24. Properties and Applications of hexagonal BGaN alloys and quantum wells

25. MOCVD-grown thin boron nitride

26. Epitaxial sp2 Hybridized BN Films

Part 6: Diamond

27. Single crystal diamond wafers for high power electronics

28. Small signal analysis of MPCVD diamond Schottky diodes

29. Edge termination of diamond Schottky Barrier Diodes Science and Technology on Monolithic Integrated Circuits and Modules

30. Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Diamond Films



Hardback ISBN: 9780750325141

Ebook ISBN: 9780750325165

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-2516-5

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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