Charge trapping analysis in sputtered BixSe1-xbased accumulation-mode FETs. II. Gate capacitance characteristics

Protyush Sahu, Jun Yang Chen, Jian Ping Wang

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In this study, we extend the analyses done on sputtered BixSe1-x based accumulation mode FETs. Previously, we studied the basic electrical and leakage properties of these FET devices. We extend our analyses to obtain key parameters of the BixSe1-x (x = 0.44) film at various gate voltages. We start by extracting the sheet carrier density and bulk mobility for different gate voltages, using the Drude model with the previously obtained semi-empirical relationship between carrier concentration and bulk mobility for BixSe1-x. The change in sheet carrier density is a result of accumulation or depletion or majority carriers from the BixSe1-x/SiO2 interface, which show hysteretic behavior. This allows us to calculate the surface sheet carrier density and the quasi-static capacitance at various gate voltages. We use a simple capacitive model to separate the capacitance originating from the gate and the film bulk. The capacitance from the film bulk is due to the surface charge thickness and is directly dependent on the Debye length. From the change of capacitance, with respect to gate voltage, we were able to identify the characteristics of the conduction band edge and the bulk band gap/Dirac cone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015221
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

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Funding Information:
This work was in part supported by ASCENT, one of the six centers of JUMP, a Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) program sponsored by DARPA. Portions of this work were conducted in the Minnesota Nano Center, which is supported by the National Science Foundation through the National Nano Coordinated Infrastructure Network (NNCI) under Award Number ECCS-1542202. Parts of this work were carried out at Characterization facility, University of Minnesota, which receives partial support from NSF through the MRSEC program, under Award Number DMR-1420013.

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