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RAP opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory     AFRL

Ultra-Wide bandgap Materials for Electronics and Optoelectronics


Materials & Manufacturing, RX/Photonic Materials

opportunity location
13.25.03.B8518 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337817


name email phone
Shin Mou 937.255.9779


Ultra-wide bandgap (UWBG) semiconductors, with bandgap energies larger than GaN and SiC, have the intrinsic advantages of large breakdown voltages for high power handling, emitting deep ultraviolet light, and providing stable single photon emission at room temperature due to their large bandgaps. Fundamental studies need to be pursued to understand the basic properties of these materials due to the early stage of our research and development. Therefore, in this topic, we look into various ways to characterize the UWBG materials such Ga2O3 and AlN to gain important knowledge on their bandstructures, electronic transport properties, defect information, interface properties, and optical emission. The characterization techniques include but are not limited to Hall-effect measurements, voltage-current measurements, capacitance spectroscopy, photoluminescence, and optical absorption. Sample preparation and test structure fabrication will also be involved to produce the test samples. The goal of this project is to generate critical and novel knowledge to evaluate UWBG materials for the interests of Air Force and DOD.

This research is unclassified and has no ITAR restrictions.



Bajaja S, et al: “Modeling of high composition AlGaN channel high electron mobility transistors with large threshold voltage”. Applied Physics Letters 105: 263503, 2014

Ma N, et al: “Intrinsic electron mobility limits in β-Ga2O3”. Applied Physics Letters 109: 212101, 2016


key words
Ultra-wide bandgap; Electronics; Electronic transport; Gallium oxide; Aluminum nitride;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$80,000.00 $5,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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