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A detailed study of hole mobility is presented for gate-all-around Si nanowire p-MOSFETs with conformal high-κ/MG and various high-temperature hydrogen annealing processes. Hole mobility enhancement relative to planar SOI devices and universal (100) is observed for 15 nm-diameter circular Si nanowires, due to an optimized anneal process which smoothes and reshapes the suspended nanowires. Increasing hole mobility is experimentally observed with decreasing nanowire width down to 12 nm. The measured inversion capacitance-voltage characteristics are in excellent agreement with quantum mechanical simulations. In addition, a method to extract areal inversion charge density in Si nanowires is introduced and its impact on the mobility of Si nanowires with various shapes is explored.
Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2010 IEEE International
Date of Conference: 6-8 Dec. 2010