A comparison of the performance of WSi x rectifiers with Ni/SiC Schottky rectifiers to high dose γ-ray irradiation was discussed. SiC Schottky rectifiers with moderate breakdown voltages of ∼450 V and with either WSi x or Ni rectifying contacts were irradiated with Co-60 γ-rays. It was found that high dose γ-ray irradiation of N/SiC schottky rectifiers show significant degradation of the forward current characteristics, due to instability of the contacts. The results show that the WSi x/SiC rectifiers show little deterioration of the contact with the same conditions.
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