In this work, the effects of underlapping drain junction on the performances of gate-all-around (GAA) tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs) have been studied in terms of direct-current (DC) characteristics including on-current (Ion), off-current (Ioff), subthreshold swing (S), and Ion/Ioff ratio. In addition, the dependences of intrinsic delay time (τ) and radio-frequency (RF) performances including cut-off frequency (fT) and maximum oscillation frequency (f max) on gate-drain capacitance (Cgd) with the underlapping were investigated as the gate length (Lgate) is scaled. A GAA TFET with asymmetric junctions, with an underlap at the drain side, demonstrated DC and RF performances superior to those of a device with symmetric junctions.
- Asymmetric junctions
- Drain underlap
- Gate-all-around (GAA)
- Radio-frequency (RF)
- Tunneling field-effect transistor (TFET)