New estimates of the piezoelectric charge density at (0001) AlGaN/GaN interfaces are provided. Undoped HFET structures grown by both MBE and MOCVD, on sapphire and SiC substrates, exhibit electron densities of ∼5 × 1013 cm-2·χAl (where χAl is the aluminium mol fraction in the AlGaN), which can be attributed to piezoelectric effects. These have a significant influence on the design and behaviour of III-V nitride HFETs.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering