Multifunctional devices and logic gates with undoped silicon nanowires

M. Mongillo, P. Spathis, G. Katsaros, P. Gentile, S. De Franceschi, Nano Letters 12 (2012) 3074–3079.


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We report on the electronic transport properties of multiple-gate devices fabricated from undoped silicon nanowires. Understanding and control of the relevant transport mechanisms was achieved by means of local electrostatic gating and temperature-dependent measurements. The roles of the source/drain contacts and of the silicon channel could be independently evaluated and tuned. Wrap gates surrounding the silicide-silicon contact interfaces were proved to be effective in inducing a full suppression of the contact Schottky barriers, thereby enabling carrier injection down to liquid helium temperature. By independently tuning the effective Schottky barrier heights, a variety of reconfigurable device functionalities could be obtained. In particular, the same nanowire device could be configured to work as a Schottky barrier transistor, a Schottky diode, or a p-n diode with tunable polarities. This versatility was eventually exploited to realize a NAND logic gate with gain well above one.
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2012-06-13
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Nano Letters
Acknowledgement
This work was supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) through the ACCESS and COHESION projects and by the European Commission through the Chemtronics program MEST-CT-2005-020513
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12
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6
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3074 - 3079
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Mongillo M, Spathis P, Katsaros G, Gentile P, De Franceschi S. Multifunctional devices and logic gates with undoped silicon nanowires. Nano Letters. 2012;12(6):3074-3079. doi:10.1021/nl300930m
Mongillo, M., Spathis, P., Katsaros, G., Gentile, P., & De Franceschi, S. (2012). Multifunctional devices and logic gates with undoped silicon nanowires. Nano Letters, 12(6), 3074–3079. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl300930m
Mongillo, Massimo, Panayotis Spathis, Georgios Katsaros, Pascal Gentile, and Silvano De Franceschi. “Multifunctional Devices and Logic Gates with Undoped Silicon Nanowires.” Nano Letters 12, no. 6 (2012): 3074–79. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl300930m.
M. Mongillo, P. Spathis, G. Katsaros, P. Gentile, and S. De Franceschi, “Multifunctional devices and logic gates with undoped silicon nanowires,” Nano Letters, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 3074–3079, 2012.
Mongillo M, Spathis P, Katsaros G, Gentile P, De Franceschi S. 2012. Multifunctional devices and logic gates with undoped silicon nanowires. Nano Letters. 12(6), 3074–3079.
Mongillo, Massimo, et al. “Multifunctional Devices and Logic Gates with Undoped Silicon Nanowires.” Nano Letters, vol. 12, no. 6, American Chemical Society, 2012, pp. 3074–79, doi:10.1021/nl300930m.

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