Electrical Characteristics of Metal Catalyst-Assisted Etched Rough Silicon Nanowire Depending on the Diameter Size
2015-01-14T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
The dependence of electrical properties of rough and cylindrical Si nanowires (NWs) synthesized by diameter-controllable metal catalyst-assisted etching (MCE) on the size of the NW’s diameter was demonstrated. Using a decal-printing and transfer process assisted by Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> sacrificial layer, the Si NW field effect transistor (FET) embedded in a polyvinylphenol adhesive and dielectric layer were fabricated. As the diameter of Si NW increased, the mobility of FET increased from 80.51 to 170.95 cm<sup>2</sup>/V·s and the threshold voltage moved from −7.17 to 0 V because phonon–electron wave function overlaps, surface scattering, and defect scattering decreased and gate coupling increased as the ratio of surface-to-volume got reduced.
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