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Portrait of Erik Lind; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Erik Lind

Professor, Coordinator Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics

Portrait of Erik Lind; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Improved subthreshold slope in an InAs nanowire heterostructure field-effect transistor

Author

  • Erik Lind
  • Ann Persson
  • Lars Samuelson
  • Lars-Erik Wernersson

Summary, in English

An n-type InAs/InAsP heterostructure nanowire field-effect transistor has been fabricated and compared with a homogeneous InAs field-effect transistor. For the same device geometry, by introduction of the heterostructure, the threshold voltage is shifted 4 V, the maximum current on-off ratio is enhanced by a factor of 10 000, and the subthreshold swing is lowered by a factor 4 compared to the homogeneous transistor. At the same time, the drive current remains constant for a fixed gate overdrive. A single nanowire heterostructure transistor has a transconductance of 5 mu A/V at a low source-drain voltage of 0.3 V. For the homogeneous InAs transistor, we deduced a high electron mobility of 1500 cm(2)/Vs.

Department/s

  • Department of Electrical and Information Technology
  • Solid State Physics

Publishing year

2006

Language

English

Pages

1842-1846

Publication/Series

Nano Letters

Volume

6

Issue

9

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

The American Chemical Society (ACS)

Topic

  • Nano Technology

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1530-6992