The two-dimensional electron gas distribution in AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors is determined from the solution of the coupled Schrödinger's and Poisson's equations. Considering the piezoelectric effect, the two-dimensional electron gas concentration is calculated to be as high as 7.7 × 1019 cm-3. In order to obtain an understanding of how the two-dimensional electron gas distribution is influenced by dopants in GaN, we observed the two-dimensional electron gas concentration and occupation of sub-bands versus dopant concentration in the GaN layer of an AlGaN/GaN heterostructure. Our results show that the two-dimensional electron gas concentration is slightly increased at higher doping levels in GaN, while the quantum confinement in the AlGaN/GaN heterostructure is weakened with the increase of donor concentration in the GaN layer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)