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Title: Current leakage evolution in partially gate raptured power MOSFETs.
Authors: Scheick, Leif
Edmonds, Larry
Selva, Luis
Chen, Yuan
Keywords: avalanche breakdown
metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET)
single-event gate rupture (SEGR)
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2008
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, Vol. 55, No. 4, August 2008, doi:10.1109/TNS.2008.2001008
Abstract: It has been observed that power MOSFETs can experience an SEGR and continue to function with altered parameters. We propose that there are three different types of SEGR modes; the micro-break, the thermal runaway, and the avalanche breakdown. Data that demonstrates these stages of device failure are presented as well as a proposed model for the micro-break. Brief discussions of the other modes, based on analysis combined with our interpretations of the older literature, are also given.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41401
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