A novel device structure containing a SiGe stressor is used to impose tensile strain in nMOSFET channel. 400MPa of uniaxial tensile stress is induced in the Si channel through elastic relaxation/strain of the SiGe/Si bi-layer structure. This strain results in 40% mobility enhancement and 15% drive current improvement for sub-60nm devices compared to the control device with no strain
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