The effects of polarization charge on the electrostatic potential distribution across the heterostructure of a AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor device have been investigated. Simulations were performed using a full-band cellular Monte Carlo simulator, which included electronic dispersion and the phonon spectra. Quantum effects were taken into account using the effective potential method. Experimental extraction of potential profiles across the device was carried out using off-axis electron holography. Based on comparison to simulations, the differences between the theoretical predictions and experimental results could be explained, thereby providing better understanding of device operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054516
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 26 2010


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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