The Impact of Drain-Induced Barrier Lowering Effect on Threshold Voltage for Small-Scaled Strained Si/SiGe nMOSFET
The impact of Drain-Induced Barrier Lowering effect (DIBL) on the shift of threshold voltage is prominent as the feature size of MOS device continue reducing. In this paper, a threshold voltage model for small-scaled strained Si nMOSFET is proposed to illustrate the impact of DIBL effect on the threshold voltage, which is based on the distribution of the charge in depletion layer when strong inversion occurred. By simulation, the influence of DIBL to variation threshold voltage with its design physical and geometric parameters can be predicted, such as gate length, drain bias, Ge content, oxide thickness, source/drain junction depth, and doping concentration. This model is significant for the design of high performance strained Si nMOSFET to restrain the DIBL effect.
J. T. Qu et al., "The Impact of Drain-Induced Barrier Lowering Effect on Threshold Voltage for Small-Scaled Strained Si/SiGe nMOSFET", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 5457-5463, 2012