Mobility of two-dimensional electrons in AlGaN/GaN modulation-doped field-effect transistors

R. Oberhuber, G. Zandler, P. Vogl

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Abstract

We present quantitative calculations of the electron drift mobility in wurtzite (WZ) and zincblende (ZB) structure n-type AlGaN/GaN modulation-doped field-effect transistors. The two-dimensional character of the quantum confined carriers as well as spontaneous and piezoelectric electric field effects are fully taken into account. For given doping concentration, we find that the internal electric fields lead to a much stronger carrier confinement and higher channel densities than in standard III-V materials. For high quality n-type heterostructures, we predict a room temperature mobility at high densities close to 2000cm2/Vs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-820
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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