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This paper describes the separation between the area and the perimeter current density components of 4H-SiC vertical p + -i-n diode with a circular Al + implanted emitter of different diameters in the range 150-1000 μm and for temperatures of measurement in the range 30-290 °C. It is shown that before the diode series resistances become dominant, the forward current is given by the sum of an area plus a perimeter component, both of exponential trend with ideality factor 2; while toward high voltages, an area component with exponential trend and ideality factor 1 adds to the previous components. Moreover, this paper shows that forward area and perimeter current density components can be used for a straightforward identification of the parameters controlling the current transport, provided that they can be fit by the p-n junction equations in the frame of the abrupt junction approximation. Finally, this paper shows …
Publication date: 
18 Dec 2017

Roberta Nipoti, Maurizio Puzzanghera, Giovanna Sozzi, Roberto Menozzi

Biblio References: 
Volume: 65 Issue: 2 Pages: 629-635
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices