Title: Oxygen-Adsorption-Induced Anomalous Capacitance Degradation in Amorphous Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide Thin-Film-Transistors under Hot-Carrier Stress
Authors: Chung, Wan-Fang
Chang, Ting-Chang
Lin, Chia-Sheng
Tu, Kuan-Jen
Li, Hung-Wei
Tseng, Tseung-Yuen
Chen, Ying-Chung
Tai, Ya-Hsiang
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
Department of Photonics
Institute of Display
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This paper investigates anomalous capacitance-voltage (C-V) degradation in amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) thin-film-transistors (TFTs) under hot carrier stress. In vacuum hot carrier stress, both the gate-to-drain capacitance (C(GD)) and the gate-to-source capacitance (C(GS)) curves exhibited positive shifts due to electron trapping in the gate dielectric. In addition, an observed increase in capacitance value at a lower gate voltage in the C(GD) measurement only can be ascribed to interface state creation. However, when the hot carrier stress was performed in an oxygen-rich environment, the C(GD)-V(G) curve showed a significantly positive shift due to the electric-field-induced oxygen adsorption near the drain terminal. The degradation in the C(GS)-V(G) curve is due not only to the positive shift, but also the anomalous two step turn-on behavior. This phenomenon can be ascribed to the electron trapping in the gate dielectric and electric-field-induced oxygen adsorption on the channel layer, especially in the area adjacent to the drain terminal. The electron trapping increased the source energy barrier, with the electric-field-induced oxygen adsorption further raising the energy-band near the drain, resulting in a two-step turn-on behavior in the C(GS)-V(G) curve. (C) 2012 The Electrochemical Society. [DOI: 10.1149/2.075203jes] All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/15298
ISSN: 0013-4651
DOI: 10.1149/2.075203jes
Volume: 159
Issue: 3
Begin Page: H286
End Page: H289
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