We have fabricated strained Ge channel p-type metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (p-MOSFETs) on Si0.3Ge0.7 virtual substrates. The poor interface between silicon dioxide (SiO2) and the Ge channel was eliminated by capping the strained Ge layer with a relaxed, epitaxial silicon surface layer grown at 400 °C. Ge p-MOSFETs fabricated from this structure show a hole mobility enhancement of nearly eight times that of co-processed bulk Si devices, and the Ge MOSFETs have a peak effective mobility of 1160 cm2/V s. These MOSFETs demonstrate the possibility of creating a surface channel enhancement-mode MOSFET with buried channel-like transport characteristics.
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