Accession Number : ADD011591

Title :   Planar Doped Barrier Semiconductor Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Malik,R J

Report Date : 18 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Disclosed is a majority carrier rectifying barrier semi-conductor device housing a planar doped barrier. The device is fabricated in GaAs by an epitaxial growth process which results in an n+-i-p+-i-n+ semiconductor structure wherein an extremely narrow p+ planar doped region is positioned in adjoining regions of nominally undoped (intrinsic) semiconductive material. The narrow widths of the undoped regions and the high densities of the ionized impurities within the space charge region results in rectangular and triangular electric fields and potential barriers, respectively. Independent and continuous control of the barrier height and the asymmetry of the current vs. voltage characteristic is provided through variation of the acceptor charge density and the undoped region widths. Additionally, the capacitance of the device is substantially constant with respect to bias voltage.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *RECTIFIERS, *SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, HETEROJUNCTIONS, CARRIER MOBILITY, DOPING, POISSON EQUATION, CHARGE DENSITY, ELECTRON ACCEPTORS, BARRIERS, CAPACITANCE, HIGH DENSITY, EPITAXIAL GROWTH, CONTROL, ELECTRIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE