Special Issue "Electrical Characterization of Wide Bandgap Devices for Modern Power Electronics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: power electronics; wide-bandgap semiconductors; energy systems; semiconductor device modelling; device physics; TCAD simulations
The design and characterization of wide-bandgap (WBG) devices for modern power electronics, to be used especially in high-voltage/high-frequency/high-temperature applications, require intensive experimental and modelling efforts for the analysis of the critical aspects of their operation under specific bias conditions. In recent years, for instance, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) have been extensively investigated. These semiconductors, if compared to the conventional Si and GaAs technologies, promise the realization of smaller, faster, and more efficient and rugged devices well-suited for different fields that involve both power generation and power conversion processes, such as renewable energy systems and electrical traction drivers. However, several technological issues must be resolved in order to make the realization of WBG devices more cost-effective.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect research papers concerned with the superior electrical characteristics of WBG devices able to improve the current and future power electronics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Application areas of WBG materials;
- Power switch converters;
- Power optimizers;
- Photovoltaic module-level systems;
- SiC- and GaN-based devices;
- Heterojunction structures;
- Relevant experimental results;
- Advanced technological processes;
- Analysis of a semiconductor’s physical properties; and
- Novel design and modelling approaches.
Dr. Fortunato Pezzimenti
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- Power converter
- switching device
- wide bandgap
- field-effect transistor
- breakdown voltage
- series resistance
- doping profile, temperature
- numerical simulation.