This study evaluated nanometer gate length germanium (Ge) transistors, including the electrical and thermal components, and compared them with silicon (Si) transistors. Nanometer-scale Ge and Si junction-less field-effect transistors (JLFETs) were treated for both NFET and PFET devices under a transient response. Consequently, the electrical and thermal self-consistent simulations revealed that hole carrier transport is more challenging at the channel region for PFET, inhibiting process shrinking. Moreover, the results show that self-heating can reach a dangerous stature, particularly when the channel region is thick. This is because the operation of the nanometer-scale Ge and Si JLFETs depends on the quantum effect, which increases the band-gap energy. The suitable channel design for Ge and Si transistors is almost similar; a heavier doping concentration is favorable for Si transistors. The study concludes that optimizing the channel region to fit the band-gap energy is the most crucial aspect for designing transistors.
|ジャーナル||IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems|
|出版ステータス||Accepted/In press - 2023|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計