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We report the enhanced performance of Ge nanowire (NW) tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs), realized using a millisecond flash-assisted rapid thermal process (fRTP) for dopant activation. The electrical characteristics of our fRTP-activated NW TFETs exhibit maximum drive currents up toImax ~ 28 μA/μm at Vdd = -3 V and improved subthreshold swings. By comparison, NW TFETs realized using conventional RTP for dopant activation show an order of magnitude lower current. We attribute these findings to a more abrupt doping profile at the tunnel junction, owing to reduced dopant diffusion and improved dopant activation.