Using the NO 2 adsorption and Al 2O 3 passivation technique, we improved the thermal stability of hydrogen-terminated diamond field-effect transistors (FETs) and then demonstrated stable operation at 200 °C in a vacuum for the first time. At 200 °C, the drain current I DS of a passivated diamond FET remained constant for at least more than 2 h. No degradation of FET characteristics was observed after the 200 °C heating cycle. Furthermore, a passivated diamond FET with a gate length of 0.2 μm showed high maximum I DS of-1000 mA/mm and an RF output power density of 2 W/mm.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering