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Optimization of Germanium (Ge) \hbox {n}^{+}/\hbox {p} and \hbox {p}^{+}/\hbox {n} Junction Diodes and Sub 380 ^{\circ}\hbox {C} Ge CMOS Technology for Monolithic Three-Dimensional Integration

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4 Author(s)
Jin-Hong Park ; Department of Electronics and Radio Engineering, College of Electronics and Information, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea ; Duygu Kuzum ; Hyun-Yong Yu ; Krishna C. Saraswat

In this paper, we optimize and investigate Ge n+/p and p+/n junction diodes formed by Co metal-induced dopant activation technique at the activation temperature range between 300 °C and 420 °C in terms of on/ off-current ratio. Combining this low-temperature n+/p and p+/n junction formation technique with a low-temperature gate stack comprised of Al/Al2O3/GeO2 by ozone oxidation technique, we demonstrate n- and p-channel Ge metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), respectively, at sub-360 °C and 380 °C. This low-temperature Ge MOSFET process can be utilized to integrate Ge complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor devices above interconnect layers for monolithic 3-D integrated circuits.

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IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices  (Volume:58 ,  Issue: 8 )