AlGaSb Buffer Layers for Sb-Based Transistors
Source: Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 39, Number 10, October 2010 , pp. 2196-2202(7)
Abstract:InAs quantum wells can serve as the channel for high-electron-mobility transistors. Structures are typically grown on semi-insulating GaAs substrates with 1.5 m to 3.0 m buffer layers of AlSb and AlGaSb accommodating the lattice mismatch. We demonstrate that high electron mobility in the InAs (>20,000 cm2/V s at 300 K) and smooth surfaces can be achieved with Al0.8Ga0.2Sb buffer layers as thin as 600 nm, grown at rates of 1.5 monolayers/s to 2.0 monolayers/s. The use of thinner buffer layers reduces molecular beam epitaxial growth time and source consumption. The buffer layers also exhibit higher resistivity, which should reduce excess gate leakage current and improve device isolation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Electronics Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, 20375, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Electronics Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, 20375, USA
Publication date: October 1, 2010