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Top-down fabrication process of ZnO NWFETs

Ditshego, Nonofo M. J. and Sultan, Suhana Mohamed (2019) Top-down fabrication process of ZnO NWFETs. Journal of Nano Research, 57 . pp. 77-92. ISSN 1662-5250


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/JNano...


ZnO NWFETs were fabricated with and without Al2O3 passivation. This was done by developing a new recipe for depositing the thin film of ZnO. By using a high donor concentration of 1.7 x 1018 cm-3 for the thin film, contact resistance values were lowered (passivated device had Rcon = 2.5 x 104 Ω; unpassivated device had Rcon = 3.0 x 105 Ω). By depositing Zn first instead of O2, steep subthreshold slopes were obtained. The passivated device had a subthreshold slope of 225 mV/decade and the unpassivated device had a slope of 125 mV/decade. Well-behaved electrical characteristics have been obtained and the passivated device shows field effect mobility of 10.9 cm2/Vs and the un-passivated device shows a value of 31.4 cm2/Vs. To verify the results, 3D simulation was also carried out which shows that the obtained values of sub-threshold slope translate into interface state number densities of -1.86 x 1013 cm-2 for the unpassivated device and 3.35 x 1014 cm-2 for the passivated device. The passivated device is suitable for biosensing applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanosensor, nanowire, passivation
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:87832
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2020 21:21
Last Modified:30 Nov 2020 21:21

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