Advancing High-Power Diamond Devices Toward Commercialization
Project runs from 07/15/2021 to 04/30/2022
There are rapid changes occurring in how our society is powered, from the electrification of the transportation fleet to the increasing adoption of renewable energy. These changes are driving a need for new power converter components that can operate efficiently with high reliability at extreme temperatures and power levels. This SBIR innovation enables the development of new power converting electronic systems based on the ultimate semiconductor for power electronics: diamond. Advent Diamond diodes will be packaged as single device and with Si IGBT or SiC MOSFETs to form “hybrid” power modules. These modules will be sent for testing to Dr. Bhattacharya’s group at NCSU for testing. Tests will include basic electronic characterization at room and elevated temperatures (>300 °C) to demonstrate performance, reliability and efficiency.