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We report high-performance p-channel Ω-gate germanium (Ge) p-channel multigate field-effect transistor (MuGFET) with low-temperature Si2H6 surface passivation and Schottky-barrier nickel germanide (NiGe) metallic source/drain, fabricated on high-quality germanium-on-insulator (GeOI) substrates using sub-400°C process modules. As compared with other reported p-channel multigate Ge devices formed by top-down approaches, the Ge MuGFETs in this letter have a record-high ON-state current ION of ~450 μA/μm at VGS - VTH = -1 V and VDS = - 1 V. High peak intrinsic saturation transconductance of ~740 μS/μm and low OFF-state current are reported. We also study the effect of fin or channel doping on Ge MuGFET performance. The simple MuGFET process developed using GeOI substrate would be a good reference for future 3-D Ge device fabrication.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2012