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Wide bandgap semiconductor power devices have been under investigation for more than 35 years. During the last 10 years, gallium nitride and silicon carbide power devices have become commercially available. There has been a flurry of activity around the world to exploit these devices for commercial applications.
Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Devices provides readers with a single resource to understand why these devices are superior to the existing silicon power devices. It lays the groundwork for understanding of the array of applications for these devices and the anticipated benefits in energy savings.
Founder of the Power Semiconductor Research Center at North Carolina State University and creator of the IGBT device, Dr. B. Jayant Baliga is one of the highest regarded experts in the field. In Wide bandgap Semiconductor Power Devices Dr. Baliga leads a team of experts to comprehensively review the materials, device physics, design considerations and most relevant applications for these devices.