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Large-Scale Integration of High-Performance Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistors

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Qiliang Li, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Yang Yang, D. E. Ioannou, Hao Xiong, Doowon Kwon, John S. Suehle, Curt A. Richter

Abstract

In this work we present a CMOS-compatible self-aligning process for the large-scale-integration of high performance nanowire field effect transistors with well-saturated drain currents, steep subthreshold slopes at low drain voltage and a large on / off current ratio (> 107). The subthreshold swing is as small as 45 mV/dec which is substantially beyond the thermodynamic limit (60 mV/dec) of conventional planar MOSFETs. These excellent device characteristics are achieved by using a clean integration process and a device structure that allows effective gate-channel-source coupling to tune the source/drain Schottky barriers at the nanoscale.
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Nanotechnology

Keywords

nanoelectronics, nanowires, green electronics, field effect transistors

Citation

Li, Q. , Zhu, X. , Yang, Y. , Ioannou, D. , Xiong, H. , Kwon, D. , Suehle, J. and Richter, C. (2009), Large-Scale Integration of High-Performance Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistors, Nanotechnology, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903269 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created September 15, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021