Threshold voltage roll-off for sub-10 nm asymmetric double gate MOSFET

Hakkee Jung

Abstract


Threshold voltage roll-off is analyzed for sub-10 nm asymmetric double gate (DG) MOSFET. Even asymmetric DGMOSFET will increase threshold voltage roll-off in sub-10 nm channel length because of short channel effects due to the increase of tunneling current, and this is an obstacle against the miniaturization of asymmetric DGMOSFET. Since asymmetric DGMOSFET can be produced differently in top and bottom oxide thickness, top and bottom oxide thicknesses will affect the threshold voltage roll-off. To analyze this, thermal emission current and tunneling current have been calculated, and threshold voltage roll-off by the reduction of channel length has been analyzed by using channel thickness and top/bottom oxide thickness as parameters. As a result, it is found that, in short channel asymmetric double gate MOSFET, threshold voltage roll-off is changed greatly according to top/bottom gate oxide thickness, and that threshold voltage roll-off is more influenced by silicon thickness. In addition, it is found that top and bottom oxide thickness have a relation of inverse proportion mutually for maintaining identical threshold voltage. Therefore, it is possible to reduce the leakage current of the top gate related with threshold voltage by increasing the thickness of the top gate oxide while maintaining the same threshold voltage.

Keywords


asymmetric DGMOSFET, tunneling, WKB approximation, threshold voltage roll-off , oxide thickness

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v9i1.pp163-169
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