Ultra-wide Bandgap Semiconductor Materials

Ultra-wide Bandgap Semiconductor Materials

1st Edition - June 18, 2019

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  • Editors: Meiyong Liao, Bo Shen, Zhanguo Wang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128154687
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172568

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Ultra-wide Bandgap Semiconductors (UWBG) covers the most recent progress in UWBG materials, including sections on high-Al-content AlGaN, diamond, B-Ga2O3, and boron nitrides. The coverage of these materials is comprehensive, addressing materials growth, physics properties, doping, device design, fabrication and performance. The most relevant and important applications are covered, including power electronics, RF electronics and DUV optoelectronics. There is also a chapter on novel structures based on UWBG, such as the heterojunctions, the low-dimensional structures, and their devices. This book is ideal for materials scientists and engineers in academia and R&D searching for materials superior to silicon carbide and gallium nitride.

Key Features

  • Provides a one-stop resource on the most promising ultra-wide bandgap semiconducting materials, including high-Al-content AlGaN, diamond, β-Ga2O3, boron nitrides, and low-dimensional materials
  • Presents comprehensive coverage, from materials growth and properties, to device design, fabrication and performance
  • Features the most relevant applications, including power electronics, RF electronics and DUV optoelectronics


Materials Scientists and Engineers in academia and R&D

Table of Contents

  • 1. Al-rich AlGaN semiconductor materials and their device applications
    2. Semiconductor diamond
    3. Ga2O3–> Progress in semiconductor β-Ga2O3
    4. Recent progress of boron nitrides
    5. Nanostructures based on UWBG materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 503
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: June 18, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128154687
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172568

About the Editors

Meiyong Liao

Meiyong Liao received his doctor of Materials Science at the Institute for Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science (Beijing, China) 2002. For two years he was a visiting researcher at Kyoto University, Japan. Then, he joined the Diamond Research Group at the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba in 2004. Presently, he works as a principal researcher at NIMS on the topics of semiconducting diamond growth, device physics, and applications. He developed the world-record DUV diamond photodetector and proposed the photoconductive mechanism of diamond. He also proposed a novel type normally-off diamond transistor. He pioneered the semiconductor single crystal diamond MEMS/NEMS and demonstrated the SCD NEMS switch for the first time. He has been engaged in CVD diamond research for more than 15 years and published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal papers with more than 6000 citations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Researcher, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

Bo Shen

Bo Shen graduated in 1995 from Tohoku University, Japan, with a doctoral degree of Materials Science. In 2000, he was promoted as the Professor in Nanjing University, China. He moved to Peking University in 2004 as a Professor. Prof. Shen was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2003. In 2004, he became a Chang Kung Scholar Professor. He is also the visiting Professor/Researcher of Tokyo University, Tohoku University, and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He has been engaged in the research of III-Nitrides semiconductors for more than 20 years. He is a chair of several National Projects of China on next-generation wide-bandgap semiconductors. His research interests include growth and physics of quantum structures based on wide-bandgap semiconductors. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed academic journals with more than 3000 citations. He has also been the chair and on the organizing committee of several international conferences on wide-bandgap semiconductors such as APWS, E-MRS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director and Cheung Kong Professor, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Zhanguo Wang

Zhanguo Wang is a semiconductor materials physicist, and Research Professor in the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Zhanguo Wang was elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. In the early 1960s, Wang was engaged in studies on radiation effects of silicon solar cells for satellites and the optical and electrical properties of semiconductor materials. From 1980, his main interests were on the deep level physics and spectrum physics of semiconductors. He and his colleagues developed a new method to identify whether the two deep levels within a band gap are coupled or not, thus solving the long existing fundamental question of gold-related donor and acceptor in Si, and A and B deep levels in LPE GaAs. He suggested a model of deep level broadening and PL spectrum splitting in semiconductor alloys. In 1986, he joined Professor Lin Lanying’s group, and the GaAs single crystal was successfully grown from the melt in space for the first time. In 1993, he proposed a multi-level compensation model and new criteria of electrical compensation for undoped SI-GaAs, which can not only explain the GaAs conductivity but also provide a clue for improving the quality of this material. Recently, he and his co-workers are working on low dimensional semiconductor materials (quantum well, quantum wires and quantum dots etc) growth and quantum devices fabrication. His group has also been engaged in the research of wide-band gap semiconductors of III-nitrides, ZnO, diamond, BN, etc. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed journal papers and is the author of several academic books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, China

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