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|Title:||Reduction of impact-ionization threshold energies for performance enhancement of complementary impact-ionization metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors|
|Source:||Toh, E.-H., Wang, G.H., Chan, L., Samudra, G., Yeo, Y.-C. (2007). Reduction of impact-ionization threshold energies for performance enhancement of complementary impact-ionization metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors. Applied Physics Letters 91 (15) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2798064|
|Abstract:||We explore the improvement of electrical performance of impact-ionization metal-oxide-semiconductor (I-MOS) transistors by the reduction of impact-ionization threshold energy through incorporation of materials with smaller bandgaps. Silicon-germanium (SiGe) I-MOS transistors were demonstrated. The lower bandgap of SiGe, as compared to Si, contributes to lower electron and hole impact-ionization threshold energies, leading to avalanche breakdown at a much reduced source voltage and enhanced device performance. Both n - and p -channel I-MOS devices were fabricated on Si0.60 Ge0.40 -on-insulator substrates using a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor compatible process flow. Excellent subthreshold swings as low as 5 mV /decade were achieved for the SiGe I-MOS devices. Reduction in breakdown voltage VBD was as large as 1.3 and 1.6 V, respectively, for the n - and p -channel Si0.60 Ge0.40 I-MOS devices. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.|
|Source Title:||Applied Physics Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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