Accession Number:

ADA581489

Title:

Self-Aligned, Extremely High Frequency III-V Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors on Rigid and Flexible Substrates

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

2012-06-29

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper reports the radio frequency RF performance of InAs nanomembrane transistors on both mechanically rigid and flexible substrates. We have employed a self-aligned device architecture by using a T-shaped gate structure to fabricate high performance InAs metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors MOSFETs with channel lengths down to 75 nm. RF measurements reveal that the InAs devices made on a silicon substrate exhibit a cutoff frequency f t of approx. 165 GHz, which is one of the best results achieved in III-V MOSFETs on silicon. Similarly, the devices fabricated on a bendable polyimide substrate provide a ft of approx. 105 GHz, representing the best performance achieved for transistors fabricated directly on mechanically flexible substrates. The results demonstrate the potential of III-V -on-insulator platform for extremely high-frequency EHF electronics on both conventional silicon and flexible substrates.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics
  • Mechanics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE