Schottky-like barrier characterization of field-effect transistors with multiple quasi-ballistic channels

Anibal Pacheco-Sanchez, Quim Torrent, David Jiménez

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The potential barrier height at the interface formed by a metal contact and multiple one-dimensional (1D) quasi-ballistic channels in field-effect transistors is evaluated across different carbon nanotube and nanowire device technologies by means of a Landauer–Büttiker-based extraction methodology (LBM) adapted for multiple 1D-channels. The extraction methodology yields values for an effective Schottky barrier height and a gate coupling coefficient, an indicator of the device working at the quantum capacitance limit. The novel LBM-based approach embracing the mechanisms in 1D electronics is compared to the conventional activation energy method not considering such effects. The latter approach underestimates the potential barrier height at metal–channel interfaces in comparison to the novel methodology. A test structure based on a displaced gate device is proposed based on numerical device simulation results toward an improved accuracy of the method
Original languageEnglish
Article number024501
JournalJournal of applied physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2022


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