The impact of strain engineering on hole mobility of In(x)Ga(1-x)As channels for III-V pMOSFET

Peralagu, U. , Holland, M.C., Paterson, G.W. and Thayne, I.G. (2010) The impact of strain engineering on hole mobility of In(x)Ga(1-x)As channels for III-V pMOSFET. In: TECHCON 2010, Austin, TX, USA, 13 - 14 September 2010,

Peralagu, U. , Holland, M.C., Paterson, G.W. and Thayne, I.G. (2010) The impact of strain engineering on hole mobility of In(x)Ga(1-x)As channels for III-V pMOSFET. In: TECHCON 2010, Austin, TX, USA, 13 - 14 September 2010,

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Abstract

Whilst the high electron mobility of compound semiconductors makes them attractive for beyond 22 nm CMOS, a key challenge in implementing III-V materials is their modest hole mobility. Addressing this issue motivates an investigation of the impact of strain to optimize the hole transport properties of III-V MOSFET channel materials. In this work, the researchers describe the dependence of hole mobility on the bi-axial compressive strain of InxGa1-xAs layers with indium concentrations in the range 53%-85%. The vertical architecture of the material structure of this study resembles a III-V high mobility transistor where the dopant is spatially separated from the device channel. Mobility and channel carrier concentration were determined using Hall effect measurements. While the 53% In-content (0% strain) structures demonstrated modest mobilities of 60-70 cm2/Vs, the strained structures exhibited superior transport with the 85% In-content (2.1% strain) channel demonstrating mobilities of 427-433 cm2/Vs with sheet hole densities of 1.33e12 - 1.6e12 cm-2 depending on the doping level used. To their knowledge, the room temperature mobility of the 2.1% strained structures are the highest ever reported for an InxGa1-xAs channel.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thayne, Professor Iain and Paterson, Dr Gary and Peralagu, Mr Uthayasankaran
Authors: Peralagu, U., Holland, M.C., Paterson, G.W., and Thayne, I.G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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