Metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors were fabricated on type-II staggered gap strained-Si/strained-Ge heterostructures epitaxially grown on relaxed SiGe substrates of various Ge fractions. Quasistatic quantum-mechanical capacitance-voltage (CV) simulations were fit to experimental CV measurements to extract the band alignment of the strained layers. The valence-band offset of the strained-Si/strained-Ge heterostructure was found to be 770, 760, and 670 meV for 35, 42, and 52% Ge in the relaxed SiGe substrate, respectively. These values are approximately 100 meV larger than the usually recommended band offsets for modeling Si/Ge structures. It is shown that the larger valence-band offsets found here are consistent with an 800-meV average valence-band offset between Si and Ge, which also explains the type-II band alignment observed in strained-Si 1-xGe x on unstrained-Si heterostructures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - May 9 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics