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Hexagonal boron nitride intercalated multi-layer graphene: a possible ultimate solution to ultra-scaled interconnect technology
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The six stacking configurations with high symmetry. Figures (a) to (f) exhibit the Pattern I to VI, respectively.

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The band structures of (a) monolayer graphene; (b) AB-stacking bilayer grapheme; (c) hBN-intercalated bilayer graphene.

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The I-V characteristic of graphene/hBN/graphene structure as well as pristine monolayer graphene and bilayer graphene.

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The DOS of graphene/hBN/graphene, bilayer graphene, monolayer graphene and twice of its value.

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The proposed hBN intercalated multilayer graphene for ultra-scaled advanced interconnects with ideal current density up to 4.6×109 A/cm2 at 1V.

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2012-03-28
2014-04-20

Abstract

We proposed intercalation of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) in multilayergraphene to improve its performance in ultra-scaled interconnects for integrated circuit. The effect of intercalated hBN layer in bilayer graphene is investigated using non-equilibrium Green's functions. We find the hBN intercalated bilayer graphene exhibit enhanced transport properties compared with pristine bilayer ones, and the improvement is attributed to suppression of interlayer scattering and good planar bonding condition of inbetween hBN layer. Based on these results, we proposed a via structure that not only benefits from suppressed interlayer scattering between multilayergraphene, but also sustains the unique electrical properties of graphene when many graphene layers are stacking together. The ideal current density across the structure can be as high as 4.6×109 A/cm2 at 1V, which is very promising for the future high-performance interconnect.

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Scitation: Hexagonal boron nitride intercalated multi-layer graphene: a possible ultimate solution to ultra-scaled interconnect technology
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