We investigate the impact of metal-interfacial layer-semiconductor source/drain (M-I-S S/D) structure with heavily doped n-type interfacial layer (n+-IL) or with undoped IL on sub-10-nm n-type germanium (Ge) FinFET device performance using 3-D TCAD simulations. Compared to the metal-semiconductor S/D structure, the M-I-S S/D structures provide much lower contact resistivity. Especially, the M-I-S S/D structure with n+-IL provides much lower contact resistivity, resulting in ~5 × lower contact resistivity than 1 × 10-8 Ω-cm2, specified in International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. In addition, we found that the M-I-S structure with n+-IL remarkably suppresses the sensitivity of contact resistivity to S/D doping concentration.
- contact resistance
- interfacial layer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering