High transconductance 0.1 μm Ge/Si0.4Ge0.6 Schottky-gated p-MODFETs

R. Hammond, S. J. Koester, J. O. Chu

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The fabrication and characterization of self aligned Ge channel p-modulation doped field effect transistors (MODFET) that exhibit superior dc performance are reported. The epitaxial layer structure was grown on a Si substrate using ultra high vacuum chemical vapor deposition (UHV-CVD) and consisted of a single Si1-xGex buffer region, step graded from x = 0 to x = 60%, followed by a thick layer of Si0.4Ge0.6, a p-type region doped with boron, a thin Si0.4Ge0.6 offset layer, a pure Ge confinement channel, and a 10 nm thick Si0.4Ge0.6 cap layer. The 0.1 μm gate length devices exhibited peak extrinsic transconductances as high as 314 mS/mm at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnual Device Research Conference Digest
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999


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