Title: Positive Bias Temperature Instability (PBTI) Characteristics of Contact-Etch-Stop-Layer-Induced Local-Tensile-Strained HfO(2) nMOSFET
Authors: Wu, Woei-Cherng
Chao, Tien-Sheng
Chiu, Te-Hsin
Wang, Jer-Chyi
Lai, Chao-Sung
Ma, Ming-Wen
Lo, Wen-Cheng
Department of Electrophysics
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Abstract: The positive bias temperature instability (PBTI) characteristics of contact-etch-stop-layer (CESL)-strained HfO(2) nMOSFET are thoroughly investigated. For the first time, the effects of CESL on an HfO(2) dielectric are investigated for PBTI characteristics. A roughly 50% reduction Of V(TH) shift can be achieved for the 300-nm CESL HfO(2) nMOSFET after 1000-s PBTI stressing without obvious HfO(2)/Si interface degradation, as demonstrated by the negligible charge pumping current increase (< 4%). In addition, the HfO(2) film of CESL devices has a deeper trapping level (0.83 eV), indicating that most of the shallow traps (0.75 eV) in as-deposited HfO(2) film can be eliminated for CESL devices.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LED.2008.2005519
ISSN: 0741-3106
DOI: 10.1109/LED.2008.2005519
Volume: 29
Issue: 12
Begin Page: 1340
End Page: 1343
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