SpringerOpen Newsletter

Receive periodic news and updates relating to SpringerOpen.

Open Access Nano Express

Performance enhancement of multiple-gate ZnO metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors fabricated using self-aligned and laser interference photolithography techniques

Hsin-Ying Lee1*, Hung-Lin Huang1 and Chun-Yen Tseng2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Photonics, Research Center Energy Technology and Strategy, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan

2 Institute of Microelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan

For all author emails, please log on.

Nanoscale Research Letters 2014, 9:242  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-242

Published: 17 May 2014

Abstract

The simple self-aligned photolithography technique and laser interference photolithography technique were proposed and utilized to fabricate multiple-gate ZnO metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). Since the multiple-gate structure could improve the electrical field distribution along the ZnO channel, the performance of the ZnO MOSFETs could be enhanced. The performance of the multiple-gate ZnO MOSFETs was better than that of the conventional single-gate ZnO MOSFETs. The higher the drain-source saturation current (12.41 mA/mm), the higher the transconductance (5.35 mS/mm) and the lower the anomalous off-current (5.7 μA/mm) for the multiple-gate ZnO MOSFETs were obtained.

Keywords:
Laser interference photolithography; Multiple-gate metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors; Self-aligned photolithography; Short channel effect; Zinc oxide thin film