SiC MOSFET, as power device, can be expected to operate with high drain and high gate voltages, possibly leading to hot-carrier effect. However, hot-carrier degradation in a SiC MOSFET is difficult to detect because the as fabricated devices contain high level of defects. We report, for the first time, evidence of hot-carrier effect in 4H-SiC MOSFET. The result suggests that hot hole from impact ionization trapped in the oxide is the cause of the channel hot-carrier effect.
Citation: Materials Science Forum
Pub Type: Others
channel hot-carrier effect, MOSFET, 4H-SiC