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We propose and investigate the intrinsically thinnest transistor concept: a monolayer ballistic heterojunction bipolar transistor based on a lateral heterostructure of transition metal dichalcogenides. The device is intrinsically thinner than a field effect transistor because it does not need a top or bottom gate, since transport is controlled by the electrochemical potential of the base electrode. As is typical of bipolar transistors, the collector current undergoes a tenfold increase for each 60 mV increase of the base voltage over several orders of magnitude at room temperature, without sophisticated optimization of the electrostatics. We present a detailed investigation based on self-consistent simulations of electrostatics and quantum transport for both electrons and holes of a p− n− p device using MoS 2 for the 10-nm base and WSe 2 for the emitter and collector. Our three-terminal device simulations confirm the working …
American Physical Society
Publication date: 
28 May 2021

Leonardo Lucchesi, Gaetano Calogero, Gianluca Fiori, Giuseppe Iannaccone

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Volume: 3 Issue: 2 Pages: 023158
Physical Review Research