Special Issue "Nitride-Based Electronic Devices"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Chini
Guest Editor
Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: power devices, RF devices, GaN, SiC, GaAs, HEMTs, reliability, degradation, defects characterization, numerical simulations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nitride compounds based on gallium, aluminum and indium alloys have opened up an impressive amount of solutions to improve the performance or functionality of solid-state electronics in various scenarios, ranging from power applications both for switching and RF applications, as well as in the optical field.

GaN-based devices nowadays provide significantly higher performance than traditional GaAs- and Si-based solutions in the RF scenario, and several suppliers are already providing devices for the market. Switching power applications are also currently starting to approach the use of GaN-based devices to improve efficiency and reduce the dimensions and potentially the overall cost of electronic systems. Nitride-based LEDs are nowadays widely use in the LCD and general lighting markets, and their interest in providing efficient lighting sources is very strong. Furthermore, ultra-wide-bandgap semiconductors are also attracting increasing interest due to their potential for even higher power performance and high-temperature operation.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect high-quality research papers, short communications, and review articles focusing on nitride-based devices ranging from RF, switching and opto applications focusing both on novel device or epi-layer structures, device performance analysis and optimization, and understanding of the physical phenomena limiting device operation and/or reliability.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Chini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nitride-based devices
  • RF
  • Power
  • Optoelectronics
  • Wide band-gap (WGB)
  • Ultra-wide band-gap (UWBG)
  • Reliability

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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