The Impact of Quantum Confinement Effects on Electrical Properties of InAs Nanowires

  • Mengqi FuEmail author
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To suppress short channel effects, lower off-state leakage current and enhance gate coupling efficiency, InAs nanowires (NWs) with diameter smaller than 10 nm could be needed in field-effect transistors (FETs) as the channel length scales down to tens of nanometers to improve the performance and increase the integration. In this chapter, we report FETs based on ultrathin wurtzite-structured InAs NWs, with the smallest NW diameter being 7.2 nm. The FETs based on ultrathin NWs exhibit high Ion/Ioff ratios of up to 2 × 108, small subthreshold swings of down to 120 mV/decade, and operate in enhancement-mode. The performance of the devices changes as a function of the diameter of the InAs NWs. The advantage and challenge of the FETs based on ultrathin NWs are discussed.


InAs nanowires Diameter-dependent Electrical properties Scaling down 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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