Channel Length Scaling of MoS2 MOSFETs

Han Liu, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Adam T. Neal, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Peide Ye, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

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ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (10), pp 8563–8569 DOI: 10.1021/nn303513c


In this article, we investigate electrical transport properties in ultrathin body (UTB) MoS2 two-dimensional (2D) crystals with channel lengths ranging from 2 mu m down to 50 nm. We compare the short channel behavior of sets of MOSFETs with various channel thickness, and reveal the superior immunity to short channel effects of MoS2 transistors. We observe no obvious short channel effects on the device with 100 nm channel length (L-ch) fabricate I on a 5 nm thick MoS2 2D crystal even when using 300 nm thick SiO2 as gate dielectric, and has a current on/off ratio up to similar to 10(9). We also observe the on-current saturation at short channel devices with continuous scaling due to the carrier velocity saturation. Also, we reveal the performance limit of short channel MoS2 transistors is dominated by the large contact resistance from the Schottky barrier between Ni and MoS2 interface, where a fully transparent contact is needed to achieve a high-performance short channel device.


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology