Design and performance enhancement of gate-on-source PNPN doping–less vertical nanowire TFET

Lal, K., Verma, A., Kumar, P., Kumar, N. , Amin, S. I. and Anand, S. (2022) Design and performance enhancement of gate-on-source PNPN doping–less vertical nanowire TFET. Silicon, 14, pp. 4375-4382. (doi: 10.1007/s12633-021-01222-0)

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This paper outlines the study of a Doping-Less Vertical Nanowire Tunnel Field Effect Transistor (DLVNWTFET) with a p-i-n structure, aiming to enhance the performance of this device. The proposed device, which is a p-n-p-n configured DLVNWTFET, switches with a steeper sub-threshold slope while keeping the Off-state current (IOFF) and threshold-voltage (VTH) low and also improves the On-state current (ION) of the device; which is one of the crucial problems in TFETs. The nanowire TFET structure is vertically grown on an intrinsic silicon wafer. This vertical structure eases the fabrication process and also helps in the implementation of Charge-Plasma (CP) Technique. It is a process by which electrodes of specific work functions are used to induce charges in the Source (P) and Drain (N) regions. To realize the p-n-p-n configured structure, pocketing technique is used where the N + heavily doped pocket is introduced between the Source and the Channel through CP concept. Upon calculation and comparison of various analog and device parameters, the proposed p-n-p-n structure shows better performance in contrast to the p-i-n DLVNWTFET. Analysis of the performance of the two configurations has been done, comparing various parameters like transconductance (Gm), output conductance (GD), transfer characteristics (ID–VGS), output characteristics (ID–VDS), cut-off frequency (fT), total gate capacitance (CGG) and intrinsic gain.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kumar, Dr Naveen
Authors: Lal, K., Verma, A., Kumar, P., Kumar, N., Amin, S. I., and Anand, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Silicon
ISSN (Online):1876-9918
Published Online:01 July 2021

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