論文

査読有り
2018年5月1日

Thermally assisted superconductor transistors for josephson-CMOS hybrid memories

IEICE Transactions on Electronics
  • Kyosuke Sano
  • ,
  • Masato Suzuki
  • ,
  • Kohei Maruyama
  • ,
  • Soya Taniguchi
  • ,
  • Masamitsu Tanaka
  • ,
  • Akira Fujimaki
  • ,
  • Masumi Inoue
  • ,
  • Nobuyuki Yoshikawa

E101C
5
開始ページ
370
終了ページ
377
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1587/transele.E101.C.370
出版者・発行元
Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication, Engineers, IEICE

We have studied on thermally assisted nano-structured transistors made of superconductor ultra-thin films. These transistors potentially work as interface devices for Josephson-CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) hybrid memory systems, because they can generate a high output voltage of sub-V enough to drive a CMOS transistor. In addition, our superconductor transistors are formed with very fine lines down to several tens of nm in widths, leading to very small foot print enabling us to make large capacity hybrid memories. Our superconductor transistors are made with niobium titanium nitride (NbTiN) thin films deposited on thermally-oxidized silicon substrates, on which other superconductor circuits or semiconductor circuits can be formed. The NbTiN thickness dependence of the critical temperature and of resistivity suggest thermally activated vortex or anti-vortex behavior in pseudo-two-dimensional superconducting films plays an important role for the operating principle of the transistors. To show the potential that the transistors can drive MOS transistors, we analyzed the driving ability of the superconductor transistors with HSPICE simulation. We also showed the turn-on behavior of a MOS transistor used for readout of a CMOS memory cell experimentally. These results showed the high potential of superconductor transistors for Josephson-CMOS hybrid memories.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1587/transele.E101.C.370
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1587/transele.E101.C.370
  • ISSN : 1745-1353
  • ISSN : 0916-8524
  • SCOPUS ID : 85046471114

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