TITLE

Fabrication of a germanium quantum-dot single-electron transistor with large Coulomb-blockade oscillations at room temperature

AUTHOR(S)
Li, P. W.; Liao, W. M.; Kuo, David M. T.; Lin, S. W.; Chen, P. S.; Lu, S. C.; Tsai, M.-J.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/30/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 9, p1532
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A simple and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor-compatible method for fabricating germanium (Ge) single-electron transistors (SETs) is proposed, in which the Ge quantum dots (QDs) are naturally formed by selective oxidation of Si0.95Ge0.05/Si wires on a silicon-on-insulator substrate. Clear Coulomb-blockade oscillations, Coulomb staircase, and negative differential conductances were experimentally observed at room temperature. The tunneling currents through the Ge QDs were simulated by the Anderson model with two energy levels. Analysis of the current–voltage characteristics indicates that the single-electron addition energy of the Ge QD is about 125 meV.
ACCESSION #
14258803

 

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