|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:30 a.m.|
|PLACE:||Love Building, 295|
|TITLE:||Characterization of the Thermal Properties of Chemical Vapor Deposition Grown Diamond Films for Electronics Cooling|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Samuel Graham, Chair (ME)
Dr. Satish Kumar (ME)
Dr. Tequila Harris (ME)
CVD Diamond is a promising technology for the passive cooling of high power GaN semiconductor devices. The high thermal conductivity diamond can be placed near the junction of the GaN transistor either by direct growth on the backside of the GaN or through bonding it to the GaN. In both cases, the thermal resistance near the interface with the diamond and any semiconductor it is attached to has the potential for large thermal resistance that limits the effectiveness of the diamond layer.