We report on the current fluctuations of random telegraph signal experimentally observed at cryogenic temperatures in ordinary submicron Si∕SiO2 metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). A giant drain current fluctuation ΔI∕I up to 55% is observed at sub-Kelvin temperature in samples with a large channel width. The current variation is compatible with predictions for decanano MOSFETs at room temperature. The similarity suggests the formation of a quasi-one-dimensional conduction channel at gate voltages sufficiently close to the threshold voltage.
15 Jun 2008
Volume: 103 Issue: 12 Pages: 123707
Journal of Applied Physics