High quality SiO 2 gate insulator has been demonstrated for GaN metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor which has high performance with normally-off operation. The SiO 2 films formed on GaN by microwave-excited plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (MW-PECVD) and annealed after deposition exhibits a low-interface state density between SiO 2 and GaN, a high-breakdown field, and a high charge-to-breakdown. The SiO 2 films have been also applied to the gate insulator of AlGaN/GaN hybrid MOS heterojunction field-effect transistor (HFET) on Si substrate. The MOS-HFET show excellent properties with the threshold voltage of 4.2 V and the maximum field-effect mobility of 161 cm 2 V -1 s -1.
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