An Ion Field Effect Transistor (IFET) with nanopore structure was modeled in a conventional 3-dimensional (3-D) device simulator to understand current-voltage (I -V ) characteristics and underlying physics of the device. Since the nanopore was filled with positive ions (K+) ions due to the negative interface charge on the insulator surface and negative gate bias condition, we could successfully simulate the IFET structure using modified p -type silicon to mimic KCl solution. We used p -type silicon with a doping concentration of 6.022 × 1016 cm-3 which has the same concentration of positive carriers (hole) as in 10-4 M KCl. By controlling gate electric field effect on the mobility, the I -V curves obtained by the parameter modeling matched very well with the measured data. In addition, the decrease of |Vth| with increasing VDS was physically analyzed,.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Nov 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Biomedical Engineering