Effect of Alloy Disorder Scattering on Electron Mobility Model for Strained-Si1-xGex/Si (101)
Si-based strained technology is currently an important topic of concern in the microelectronics field. The stress-induced enhancement of electron mobility contributes to the improved performance of Si-based strained devices. In this paper, Based on both the electron effective mass and the scattering rate models for strained-Si1-xGex/Si (101), an analytical electron mobility model for biaxial compressive strained-Si1-xGex /Si (101) is presented. The results show that the stress doesn’t make the electron mobility increased, but the electron mobility for  and  orientations decrease with increasing Ge fraction x, especially for  orientation expresses a sharp decrease. This physical phenomenon can be explained as: Although the applied stress (the higher the Ge fraction, the greater the applied stress) can enhance the electron mobility, alloy disorder scattering rate markedly increase. Overall the electron mobility decreases instead. The above result suggests that not all the mobilities for Si-based strained materials enhance with the stress applied. For the biaxial strained-SiGe material represented by Ge fraction, the effect of alloy disorder scattering on the enhancement of mobility must be concerned. The result can provide theoretical basis for the understanding of the improved physical characterizations and the enhanced mobility for Si-based strained materials.
Yuan Ming Huang
C. Wang et al., "Effect of Alloy Disorder Scattering on Electron Mobility Model for Strained-Si1-xGex/Si (101)", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 181-182, pp. 364-369, 2012