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Tunnel FET Heterojunction Band Alignment by Internal Photoemission Spectroscopy



Qin Zhang, Guangle Zhou, Huili G. Xing, Alan C. Seabaugh, Kun Xu, Sio Hong, Oleg A. Kirillov, Curt A. Richter, Nhan Van Nguyen


The electron energy band alignment of a metal-oxide-semiconductor tunnel field-effect transistor (TFET) heterojunction, W/Al2O3/InGaAs/InAs/InP is determined by internal photoemission spectroscopy. At the oxide flat-band condition, the barrier height from the top of the InGaAs/InAs valence band and the top of the InP valence band to the bottom of the Al2O3 conduction band is determined to be 3.5 eV and 2.8 eV respectively. The simulated energy band diagram of the heterostructure is shown to be consistent with the measured band alignments if an equivalent positive charge of 6.0 × 1012 cm-2 is present at the Al2O3/InGaAs. This interface charge is in agreement with previously reported capacitance-voltage measurements.
Applied Physics Letters


TFET, heterojunction, internal photoemission


Zhang, Q. , Zhou, G. , Xing, H. , Seabaugh, A. , Xu, K. , Hong, S. , Kirillov, O. , Richter, C. and Nguyen, N. (2012), Tunnel FET Heterojunction Band Alignment by Internal Photoemission Spectroscopy, Applied Physics Letters, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created March 5, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021