The power electronics industry has reached the theoretical limit of silicon devices and must go to another semiconductor material whose performance matches today’s newer systems. The solution is wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors.
Semiconductor Energy Bands
Selection of the optimum Semiconductor material depends on its energy bands. The key band is where no electron states can exist: the bandgap, which refers to the energy difference between the top of a
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