Crystallized ohmic contact effect in algan/gan high electron mobility transistor

Sheng Yu Liao, Tsu Chang, Hsiao Hsuan Hsu, Chun Hu Cheng, Liann Be Chang, Chin Pao Cheng, Tun Chien Teng

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In this study, we investigate the grain size effect of high electron mobility transistor devices with ohmic contact metals of stacked Ti/Al/Ni/Au and Ti/Al/Mo/Au. In addition to a comparison of electrical characteristics, the ohmic contacts were also examined by a scratch test for the observation of adhesion behavior. The experimental results demonstrate that the metal grain size is strongly dependent on metal adhesion, which may lead to bonding issues. Moreover, the grain-induced lateral stress lowers the drive current and increases the off-state current owing to the degraded gate swing and transconductance of transistor switching characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081001
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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