Thick, high quality 4H-SiC material suitable for high power devices has been grown in a hot-wall reactor. Recent improvements to the growth process have improved our thickness uniformity over a 50mm wafer to less than 1% and the doping uniformity to less than 5%, both values expressed as σ/mean.
A record breaking reverse blocking voltage of 5.5 kV was obtained on P-i-N diodes fabricated from a 85μm thick film. The on-state voltage drop was 5.4 V at 100 A/cm2. From this on-state voltage drop, the carrier lifetime was estimated in excess of 1μs.