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We have fabricated Si nanowire (SiNW) based ion-sensitive field effect transistors (ISFETs) for biosensing applications. The ability to prepare a large number of sensors on a wafer, the use of standard silicon microfabrication techniques resulting in cost savings, and potential high sensitivity are significant advantages in favor of nanoscale SiNW ISFETs.(More)
Improving the efficiency of solar cells through novel materials and devices is critical to realize the full potential of solar energy to meet the growing worldwide energy demands. We present here a highly efficient radial p-n junction silicon solar cell using an asymmetric nanowire structure with a shorter bottom core diameter than at the top. A maximum(More)
Gas sensors based on metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor with the polysilicon gate replaced by a gas sensitive thin film have been around for over 50 years. These are not suitable for the emerging mobile and wearable sensor platforms due to operating voltages and powers far exceeding the supply capability of batteries. Here we present a novel approach to(More)
The photoresponse characteristics of In2Se3 nanowire photodetectors with the κ-phase and α-phase structures are investigated. The as-grown κ-phase In2Se3 nanowires by the vapor-liquid-solid technique are phase-transformed to the α-phase nanowires by thermal annealing. The photoresponse performances of the κ-phase and α-phase In2Se3 nanowire photodetectors(More)
Ion-sensitive field effect transistors have been advanced in recent years by utilizing silicon nanowires (Si-NWs), but establishing their optimized operation regime is an area of ongoing research. We propose a modified configuration of SiNWs in the form of a honeycomb structure to obtain high signal to noise ratio and high current stability. The(More)
We propose three-terminal core-shell (CS) silicon vertical nanowire tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs), which can be fabricated by conventional CMOS technology. CS TFETs show lower subthreshold swing (SS) and higher on-state current than conventional TFETs through their high surface-to-volume ratio, which increases carrier-tunneling region with no(More)
In this paper, the characteristics of the silicon nanowire (SiNW) based solar cells and biologically modified field-effect transistor (BioFET) are presented and discussed. The pH responses of the BioFETs clearly showed a sensitivity of 40 mV/pH. Also, the lateral shifts of transfer I<sub>D</sub>-V<sub>G</sub> curves were observed, depending on the pH value(More)
The interest in biologically sensitive field effect transistors (BioFETs) is growing explosively due to their potential as biosensors in biomedical, environmental monitoring and security applications. Recently, adoption of silicon nanowires in BioFETs has enabled enhancement of sensitivity, device miniaturization, decreasing power consumption and emerging(More)
In this paper, the C-V and I&#x2013;V characteristics of Si-nanowire FET are presented. From the C-V data, the effects of undoped floating channel on the Si-nanowire FET are analyzed. Also, the intrinsic channel capacitance and mobility therein are extracted accurately by eliminating the effect of parasitic capacitances. Moreover, the I&#x2013;V data free(More)
—The erase threshold-voltage (V T) distribution in Flash electrically erasable programmable read-only memory cells was investigated versus the tunnel oxide edge profiles in self-aligned shallow trench isolation (SA-STI) and self-aligned poly (SAP) cells. The capacitive coupling with offset voltage correction is transcribed into V T transient for simulating(More)
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