Y -function analysis of the low temperature behavior of ultrathin film FD SOI MOSFETs

A. Karsenty, A. Chelly

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The respective transfer characteristics of the ultrathin body (UTB) and gate recessed channel (GRC) device, sharing same W/L ratio but having a channel thickness of 46 nm, and 2.2 nm respectively, were measured at 300 K and at 77 K. By decreasing the temperature we found that the electrical behaviors of these devices were radically opposite: if for UTB device, the conductivity was increased, the opposite effect was observed for GRC. The low field electron mobility and series resistance R SD values were extracted using a method based on Y-function for both the temperatures. If R SD low values were found for UTB, very high values (>1 M Ω) were extracted for GRC. Surprisingly, for the last device, the effective field mobility is found very low (<1 cm 2 / Vs) and is decreasing by lowering the temperature. After having discussed the limits of this analysis.This case study illustrates the advantage of the Y-analysis in discriminating a parameter of great relevance for nanoscale devices and gives a coherent interpretation of an anomalous electrical behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number697369
JournalActive and Passive Electronic Components
StatePublished - 2014


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