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Effect of humidity and temperature on the radiation response of SiC MOSFETs

Takeyama, Akinori; Matsuda, Takuma; Yokoseki, Takashi; Mitomo, Satoshi; Murata, Koichi; Makino, Takahiro; Onoda, Shinobu; Tanaka, Yuki*; Kandori, Mikio*; Yoshie, Toru*; Hijikata, Yasuto*; Oshima, Takeshi

Influence of $$gamma$$-ray irradiation under high temperature and high humidity circumstance on the electrical characteristics of Silicon Carbide (SiC) Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) was investigated. The drain current (I$$_{D}$$)-gate voltage (V$$_{G}$$) curves shifted to the negative voltage side and no significant further shift was observed with increasing the dose above 10 kGy. Suppression of the negative shift of threshold voltage (V$$_{th}$$) means that positive charges generated by irradiation were thermally annealed by elevated temperature during irradiation. The leakage current slightly increased at 5 and 10 kGy, however, those values recovered to be approximately the initial value above 40 kGy. Humidity circumstance attributed to remarkable suppression of the leakage current in comparison with dry circumstance.



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