The dependence of the threshold voltage (VT) on channel doping for extremely scaled devices is investigated. This work is focused on the fundamental VT issue and its physical insight into the impact of the doping density on device characteristics. We find that the threshold voltage is, in fact, insensitive to doping over a wide range of doping density and such insensitivity is further extended by bandgap narrowing in nanoscale MOSFETs via analytical analyses and two-dimensional numerical device simulations (2003 Taurus-MEDICI User Guide (Mountain View, CA: Synopsis Inc.)). This result particularly suggests the scalability and feasibility of nanoscale double-gate MOSFETs.
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