Representation of type I heterostructure junctionless tunnel field effect transistor for high-performance logic application

Abstract

In this paper, a gate-all-around junctionless tunnel field effect transistor (JLTFET) based on heterostructure of compound and group III–V semiconductors is introduced and simulated. In order to blend the high tunneling efficiency of narrow band gap material JLTFETs and the high electron mobility of III–V JLTFETs, a type I heterostructure junctionless TFET adopting Ge–Al x Ga1−x As–Ge system has been optimized by numerical simulation in terms of aluminum (Al) composition. To improve device performance, we considered a nanowire structure, and it was illustrated that high-performance logic technology can be achieved by the proposed device. The optimal Al composition founded to be around 20 % (x = 0.2). The numerical simulation results demonstrate that the proposed device has low leakage current I OFF of ~1.9 × 10−17, I ON of 4 µA/µm, I ON/I OFF current ratio of 1.7 × 1011 and subthreshold swing SS of 12.6 mV/decade at the 40 nm gate length and temperature of 300 K.

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Molaei Imen Abadi, R., Sedigh Ziabari, S.A. Representation of type I heterostructure junctionless tunnel field effect transistor for high-performance logic application. Appl. Phys. A 122, 616 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-016-0151-3

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Keywords

  • GaSb
  • Gate Voltage
  • Subthreshold Swing
  • High Tunneling
  • Electric Field Peak