Influence of high-K insulator and source stack on the performance of a double gate tunnel FET: a simulation study

Karbalaei, M., Dideban, D. and Heidari, H. (2020) Influence of high-K insulator and source stack on the performance of a double gate tunnel FET: a simulation study. Journal of Computational Electronics, 19, pp. 1077-1084. (doi: 10.1007/s10825-020-01497-3)

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Abstract

The influence of incorporating HfO2 as a dielectric at the drain side and a silicon stack at the source side on the electrical performance of a double-gate tunnel field-effect transistor (TFET) is investigated by comparing a conventional TFET structure with four other structures in which the gate dielectric material is either homogeneous or heterogeneous while the insulator on the drain side is either SiO2 or HfO2. Moreover, a structure with a silicon source stack is proposed and the figures of merit of the resulting device are compared with other counterparts. The results of the simulations reveal that the presence of an HfO2 insulator on the drain side reduces the ambipolar conduction while the heterogeneous gate dielectric enhances the drive current and transconductance. However, the use of HfO2 slightly deteriorates the source–gate and drain–gate capacitances in comparison with the conventional TFET. Furthermore, the incorporation of a silicon source stack along with a heterogeneous gate dielectric and HfO2 insulator on the drain side leads to a higher ION/IOFF ratio, lower subthreshold slope (S), and lower ambipolar conduction in the studied TFET with channel length of 50 nm.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heidari, Dr Hadi
Authors: Karbalaei, M., Dideban, D., and Heidari, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Computational Electronics
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1569-8025
ISSN (Online):1572-8137
Published Online:22 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
First Published:First published in Journal of Computational Electronics 19:1077–1084
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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