GreenDiamond Project : Electronics with Diamond Power Devices

The key to the efficient transmission and conversion of low-carbon electrical energy is the improvement of power electronic devices. Diamond is considered to be the ultimate wide bandgap semiconductor material for applications in high power electronics due to its exceptional thermal and electronic properties.

Two recent developments – the emergence of commercially available electronic grade single crystals and a scientific breakthrough in creating a MOS channel in diamond technology, have now opened new opportunities for the fabrication and commercialisation of diamond power transistors. These will result in substantial improvements in the performance of power electronic systems by offering higher blocking voltages, improved efficiency and reliability, as well as reduced thermal requirements thus opening the door to more efficient green electronic systems.

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GreenDiamond at NDNC 2017, Australia!

Members of the GreenDiamond team have travelled to the other side of the world to present some of the work done by the consortium!

At the international New Diamond and Nano Carbons conference in Cairns (Australia), Nicolas Rouget (CNRS) gave an invited talk entitled Diamond Devices for Power Electronics and Shannon Nicley (IMEC)  and Verena Zurbig (IAF) both presented their latest work optimising the growth parameters of n-type diamond for improved electronic and crystalline quality, on of the key development milestones on the roadmap to the full exploitation of diamond's exceptional properties for power electronics.