Theory of hole mobility in strained Ge and III-V p-channel inversion layers with high-kappa insulators

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dc.contributor.author Zhang, Yan
dc.contributor.author Fischetti, Massimo V.
dc.contributor.author Soree, B.
dc.contributor.author O'Regan, Terrance P.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T10:06:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T10:06:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Zhang, Y., Fischetti, M. V., Sorée, B. and O’Regan, T. (2010) 'Theory of hole mobility in strained Ge and III-V p-channel inversion layers with high-κ insulators', Journal of Applied Physics, 108(12), 123713 (9pp). doi: 10.1063/1.3524569 en
dc.identifier.volume 108
dc.identifier.issued 12
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 9
dc.identifier.issn 0021-8979
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4741
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/1.3524569
dc.description.abstract We present a comprehensive investigation of the low-field hole mobility in strained Ge and III-V (GaAs, GaSb, InSb, and In(1-x)Ga(x)As) p-channel inversion layers with both SiO(2) and high-kappa insulators. The valence (sub) band structure of Ge and III-V channels, relaxed and under biaxial strain (tensile and compressive) is calculated using an efficient self-consistent method based on the six-band k.p perturbation theory. The hole mobility is then computed using the Kubo-Greenwood formalism accounting for nonpolar hole-phonon scattering (acoustic and optical), surface roughness scattering, polar phonon scattering (III-Vs only), alloy scattering (alloys only) and remote phonon scattering, accounting for multisubband dielectric screening. As expected, we find that Ge and III-V semiconductors exhibit a mobility significantly larger than the "universal" Si mobility. This is true for MOS systems with either SiO(2) or high-kappa insulators, although the latter ones are found to degrade the hole mobility compared to SiO(2) due to scattering with interfacial optical phonons. In addition, III-Vs are more sensitive to the interfacial optical phonons than Ge due to the existence of the substrate polar phonons. Strain-especially biaxial tensile stress for Ge and biaxial compressive stress for III-Vs (except for GaAs) - is found to have a significant beneficial effect with both SiO(2) and HfO(2). Among strained p-channels, InSb exhibits the largest mobility enhancement. In(0.7)Ga(0.3)As also exhibits an increased hole mobility compared to Si, although the enhancement is not as large. Finally, our theoretical results are favorably compared with available experimental data for a relaxed Ge p-channel with a HfO(2) insulator. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3524569] en
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dc.publisher AIP Publishing en
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dc.rights © 2010, American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Zhang, Y., Fischetti, M. V., Sorée, B. and O’Regan, T. (2010) 'Theory of hole mobility in strained Ge and III-V p-channel inversion layers with high-κ insulators', Journal of Applied Physics, 108(12), 123713 (9pp). doi: 10.1063/1.3524569 and may be found at http://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.3524569 en
dc.subject Insulators en
dc.subject Phonons en
dc.subject Hole mobility en
dc.subject III-V semiconductors en
dc.subject Germanium en
dc.title Theory of hole mobility in strained Ge and III-V p-channel inversion layers with high-kappa insulators en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Terrance P. O'Regan, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland +353-21-490-3000 Email: terrance.oregan@tyndall.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder Merck Sharp and Dohme
dc.contributor.funder Gutenberg Forschungskolleg
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Applied Physics en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress terrance.oregan@tyndall.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 123713


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