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GOI or GeOI  Germanium-on-Insulator; same concept as SOI; due to the higher electron mobility in Ge than in Si faster transistors are possible with GOI substrates; also allows high-speed photodetectors which will be critically important in future on-chip optical interconnects.
germanium, Ge  elemental semiconductor from the IVth group of periodic table, Eg = 0.66 eV, indirect bandgap, advantage: electron/hole mobility: 3900/1900 cm2/V-s higher than in Si; in contrast to Si does not form high quality native oxide but works well with high-k dielectrics to form MOS/CMOS structures; also increasingly important in conjunction with silicon as SiGe.

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