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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Wide bandgap material and device characterization.


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Electronics Science & Technology Division

opportunity location
64.15.25.C0741 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Nadeemullah A Mahadik 202-767-2252


This program focuses on investigating materials defects that affect the operation of SiC and GaN power devices as well as the design and fabrication of novel wide bandgap devices such as superjunction transistors. The materials defects being investigated include both point and extended defects. The emphasis of research into point defects concerns their effect on carrier lifetime and how that lifetime varies over the temperature, doping, and carrier concentration ranges encountered in ultra-high voltage SiC power devices. Extended defects are investigated using in-house High-resolution X-ray Topography (XRT) system, which is the only one of its kind at a research lab within the USA. Using this technique extended defects such as dislocations can be tracked on whole wafer level. Additionally, a novel ultraviolet photoluminescence (UVPL) imaging technique developed at NRL that enables non-destructive whole-wafer tracking of dislocations and other extended defects will be used. The research includes developing novel techniques to suppress dislocations, which cause detrimental effects in device electrical characteristics. Various characterization and processing tools are available for development of high power SiC and III-N devices.

key words
High power devices; Dislocations; Extended defects; Wide bandgap materials


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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