Nano Science Lab

The NanoScience Lab (NSL) at Arizona State University involves an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the study of semiconductor surfaces, interfaces, and processing, with a focus towards electronic and optoelectronic applications. Students from physics, electrical engineering, and materials science work together under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Nemanich.

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March 2, 2011
With conventional thermal oxides and oxynitrides approaching the limit of their effectiveness as gate dielectrics, the exploration of alternative materials is becoming increasingly important. Improving performance in field effect transistors (FETs) requires that the sheet charge density in the channel be increased. Increasing the sheet charge density, in turn, requires that gate capacitance be increased. Typically this is achieved by reducing the thickness of the gate dielectric however, as the

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