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Tunnel switch diode based on AlSb/GaSb heterojunctions

Cheng, X.-C. and Cartoixà, X. and Barton, M. A. and Hill, C. J. and McGill, T. C. (2000) Tunnel switch diode based on AlSb/GaSb heterojunctions. Journal of Applied Physics, 88 (11). pp. 6948-6950. ISSN 0021-8979. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CHEjap00

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Abstract

We report on tunnel switch diodes based on AlSb barriers and GaSb p–n junctions grown by molecular beam epitaxy. These were the devices with thyristor like switching in the GaSb/AlSb system. The characteristic "S" shaped current–voltage curve was found to occur for structures with AlSb barriers less than 300 Å thick. The switching voltage and current density exhibited less sensitivity to barrier and epilayer thickness than was predicted by the punch-through model. The results were correlated with drift diffusion simulations which have been modified to account for the presence of a tunneling contact.


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Additional Information:© 2000 American Institute of Physics (Received 13 July 2000; accepted 17 August 2000) The authors thank E. S. Daniel, D. Z.-Y. Ting, W. Frensley, and K. Smith for their fruitful discussions on TSD simulations. This work is supported in part by the Office of Naval Research under Grant No. N00014-98-1-0567.
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-98-1-0567
Subject Keywords:aluminium compounds; gallium compounds; III-V semiconductors; tunnel diodes; semiconductor switches; molecular beam epitaxial growth; semiconductor growth; p-n heterojunctions; thyristors; current density; semiconductor device models; semiconductor device measurement
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