Current fluctuation of electron and hole carriers in multilayer WSe2 field effect transistors

Seung Pil Ko, Jong Mok Shin, Yong Jin Kim, Ho Kyun Jang, Jun Eon Jin, Minju Shin, Young-geun Kim, Gyu-Tae Kim

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Two-dimensional materials have outstanding scalability due to their structural and electrical properties for the logic devices. Here, we report the current fluctuation in multilayer WSe2 field effect transistors (FETs). In order to demonstrate the impact on carrier types, n-type and p-type WSe2 FETs are fabricated with different work function metals. Each device has similar electrical characteristics except for the threshold voltage. In the low frequency noise analysis, drain current power spectral density (SI) is inversely proportional to frequency, indicating typical 1/f noise behaviors. The curves of the normalized drain current power spectral density (NSI) as a function of drain current at the 10 Hz of frequency indicate that our devices follow the carrier number fluctuation with correlated mobility fluctuation model. This means that current fluctuation depends on the trapping-detrapping motion of the charge carriers near the channel interface. No significant difference is observed in the current fluctuation according to the charge carrier type, electrons and holes that occurred in the junction and channel region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number242102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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