Uniaxial stress effects on Coulomb-limited mobility (μCoulomb) in Si metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) are investigated experimentally. By using the four-point bending method, uniaxial stress corresponding to 0.1% strain is applied to MOSFETs along the channel direction. It is found that μCoulomb in p -type MOSFETs is enhanced greatly by uniaxial stress; μCoulomb is as sensitive as phonon-limited mobility. The high sensitivity of μCoulomb in p -type MOSFETs to stress arises from the stress-induced change of hole effective mass.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)