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Electronics 2016, 5(2), 31; doi:10.3390/electronics5020031

InAlGaN/GaN HEMTs at Cryogenic Temperatures

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Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), Av. Poincaré, Villeneuve d’Ascq 59652, France
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Centre de recherche sur les Ions, les MAtériaux et la Photonique, Caen 14000, France
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Thales Research and Technology, 3-5lab, Av. Augustin Fresnel, RD128, Palaiseau 91767, France
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Academic Editor: Geok Ing Ng
Received: 30 April 2016 / Revised: 8 June 2016 / Accepted: 17 June 2016 / Published: 22 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gallium Nitride Electronics)
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Abstract

We report on the electron transport properties of two-dimensional electron gas confined in a quaternary barrier InAlGaN/AlN/GaN heterostructure down to cryogenic temperatures for the first time. A state-of-the-art electron mobility of 7340 cm2·V−1·s−1 combined with a sheet carrier density of 1.93 × 1013 cm−2 leading to a remarkably low sheet resistance of 44 Ω/□ are measured at 4 K. A strong improvement of Direct current (DC) and Radio frequency (RF) characteristics is observed at low temperatures. The excellent current and power gain cutoff frequencies (fT/fmax) of 65/180 GHz and 95/265 GHz at room temperature and 77 K, respectively, using a 0.12 μm technology confirmed the outstanding 2DEG properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: InAlGaN HEMT; cryogenic temperature; microwave InAlGaN HEMT; cryogenic temperature; microwave
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Dogmus, E.; Kabouche, R.; Lepilliet, S.; Linge, A.; Zegaoui, M.; Ben-Ammar, H.; Chauvat, M.-P.; Ruterana, P.; Gamarra, P.; Lacam, C.; Tordjman, M.; Medjdoub, F. InAlGaN/GaN HEMTs at Cryogenic Temperatures. Electronics 2016, 5, 31.

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