An enhancement-mode p-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (PMOSFET) is fabricated on a strained Si layer for the first time. A biaxial strain in a thin Si layer is produced by pseudomorphically growing this layer on a Ge0.25Si0.75 buffer layer which is grown on a Si substrate. At higher magnitude of gate bias, channel mobility of a strained Si PMOSFET has been found to be 50% higher than that of an identically processed conventional Si PMOSFET.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)