Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 371–376 | Cite as

Numerical simulation and comparison of electrical characteristics between uniaxial strained bulk and SOI FinFETs

  • Yiming Li


In this paper, electrical characteristics of 25 nm strained fin-typed field effect transistors (FinFETs) with oxide-nitride-stacked-capping layer are numerically studied. The FinFETs are fabricated on two different wafers, one is bulk silicon and the other is silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. A three-dimensional device simulation is performed by solving a set of density-gradient-hydrodynamic equations to study device performance including, such as the drain current characteristics (the ID-VG and ID-VD curves), the drain-induced barrier height lowering, and the subthreshold swing. Comparison between the strained bulk and SOI FinFETs shows that the strained bulk FinFET is promising for emerging multiple-gate nanodevice era according to the manufacturability point of view.


Strained bulk FinFET Strained SOI FinFET Device simulation Electrical characteristics Drain current Drain-induced barrier height lowering Subthreshold swing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication EngineeringNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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