We have applied wet oxidation to the isolation and gate oxidation of strained-Si/SiGe-on-insulator (SGOI) wafers. Wet oxidation of Si0.8Ge0.2 at 700 °C proceeds 30 times as fast as the oxidation rate of strained-Si and without forming a Ge condensed layer behind (SiGe)O2. P-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) on 15% Ge strained-Si/SGOI wafers were fabricated using wet oxidation to simultaneously form the (SiGe)O2 field oxide and the gate SiO2. Transconductance was found to be enhanced by 50% when compared with unstrained SOI devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry