Optimization of Device Performance Using Semiconductor TCAD Tools

Contents

  • Introduction
    • Project overview
    • Objectives
    • Project definition
      • Understand the devices
      • Learn the usage of the software package
      • Simulate and optimize devices
    • Project management
    • Paper structure overview
  • MOSFET
    • Introduction and history of MOSFETS
    • Enhancement versus depletion type MOSFETS
    • Structure and physical operation of enhancement type MOSFETS
    • Current-voltage characterisitics of enhancement type MOSFETS
    • The MOSFET transconductance involved with amplification
    • Basic fabrication process
    • MOSFET fabrication procedures implemented with ATHENA
    • Device amplification
    • MOSFET optimization
  • Silicon-on-insulator MOSFET design
    • What is an SOI device
    • Design approach
    • Original SOI device design
    • Optimized SOI device design
  • Dual gate volume inversion SOI MOSFETS
    • Introduction to dual gate volume inversion SOI MOSFETS
    • Design approach
    • Original design
    • Optimization
  • Conclusions and recommendations for future research
  • Appendix A MOSFET
  • Appendix B SOI
  • Appendix C Dual gate SOI

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