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MOSFET  Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor; FET with MOS structure as a gate; current flows in the channel between source and drain; channel is created by applying adequate potential to the gate contact and inverting semiconductor surface underneath the gate; MOSFET structure is implemented almost uniquely with Si and SiO2 gate oxide; efficient switching device which dominates logic and memory applications; PMOSFET (p-channel, n-type Si substrate) and NMOSFET (n-channel,p-type Si substrate) combined form basic CMOS cell.
JFET  Junction Field Effect Transistor; field effect transistor in which channel and its conductivity is controlled by changing width of the space charge region associated with a p-n junction.
MESFET  Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor; FET with metal-semiconductor contact (Schottky diode) as a gate; allows implementation of field effect transistor with semiconductors which do not have high quality native oxide (e.g. GaAs), and hence, are not compatible with MOS gate approach.
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depletion mode MOSFET  normally "on" MOSFET; i.e. device in which gate voltage must be applied to turn it off; in other words channel exists even at VG=0.
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enhancement mode MOSFET  normally "off" MOSFET; i.e. device in which gate voltage must be applied to turn it on; in other words channel does not exist at VG=0.
depletion mode MOSFET  normally "on" MOSFET; i.e. device in which gate voltage must be applied to turn it off; in other words channel exists even at VG=0.
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MOSFET scaling,  reduction of MOSFET's geometry for the purpose of improving its performance; the goal is to reduce channel (gate) length and in the process maintain device fully operational; scalng rules must be followed to avoid undesired short-channel effects.
scaling rules  design rules which must be followed while scaling down geometry of integrated devices and interconnect lines; arbitrary reduction of key geometries, e.g. channel length in MOSFETs, may results in dysfunctional devices, e.g. short-channel effects in MOSFET.
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normally "off" MOSFET  enhancement mode MOSFET; i.e. device in which gate voltage must be applied to turn the device on; in other words channel does not exist at VG = 0.
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normally "on" MOSFET  depletion mode MOSFET; i.e. device in which gate voltage must be applied to turn it off; in other words channel exists even at VG=0.
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