Hot phonon effect on electron velocity saturation in GaN : A second look

@inproceedings{Khurgina2007HotPE,
  title={Hot phonon effect on electron velocity saturation in GaN : A second look},
  author={Jacob Khurgina and Yujie J. Ding},
  year={2007}
}
A theoretical model is developed for electron velocity saturation in high power GaN transistors. It is shown that electron velocity at high electric fields is reduced due to heating of electron gas since the high density of nonequilibrium LO phonons cannot efficiently transfer heat to the lattice. However, the resulting degradation of electron velocity is found to be weaker than previously reported. The results are compared with experimental data, and the ways to improve the efficiency of… CONTINUE READING