Simultaneous measurement of temperature and thermal stress in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors using Raman scattering spectroscopy

T Batten, JW Pomeroy, MJ Uren, T Martin, M Kuball

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Abstract

Raman spectroscopy, utilizing both the GaN E(2) and A(1)(LO) phonon modes, has been used to simultaneously probe temperature and thermal stress in operating AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). Temperature and thermal stress profiles across the active region of an AlGaN/GaN HEMT were determined. The results were found to be in good agreement with thermal and thermomechanical simulations. The maximum temperature rise and thermal stress measured in the GaN layer are located close to the drain edge of the gate contact, reaching 240 degrees C and -0.37 GPa, respectively, for a power dissipation of 25 W/mm (40 V) (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics.
Translated title of the contributionSimultaneous measurement of temperature and thermal stress in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors using Raman scattering spectroscopy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)094509 - 094509
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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