Si BJT and SiGe HBT Performance Modeling after Neutron Radiation Exposure
The effects of neutron irradiation on both Si bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and SiGe heterojunction transistor (HBT) are investigated using Synopsys TCAD tool. The carrier lifetime degradation under irradiation models are included in the program. For SiGe HBT at fluences as high as 10**15 cm-2 the degradation of peak current gain is less than 40%, and the device maintains a peak current gain of 80 100 after 10**15 cm-2. The simulation results are in good agreement with experimental data.