Alpha particle irradiation at 18 MeV was performed on high aluminum content AlGaN Polarization Doped Field Effect Transistors (POLFTs) and characterized by DC and switching measurements. The POLFETs underwent a reduction in DC saturation current of 23% and 33% at fluences of 1 × 1013 cm-2 and 3 × 1013 cm-2, respectively. Carrier removal rates in the range of 2520 cm-1 and 7100 cm-1 were observed, which are similar to previously reported values for GaN HEMTs. The POLFETs under 100 kHz gate lag measurement demonstrated zero degradation while compared to a traditional GaN HEMT device which suffered serious current collapse as a result of formation of a virtual gate from radiation-induced defects.
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