Advanced PBTI reliability with 0.69 nm EOT GdHfO gate dielectric
Cho, Moonju × Aoulaiche, Marc Degraeve, Robin Kaczer, Ben Kauerauf, Thomas Ragnarsson, Lars-Ake Adelmann, Christoph Van Elshocht, Sven Hoffmann, Thomas Y Groeseneken, Guido #
Solid-State Electronics vol:63 issue:1 pages:5-7
The reliability of 0.69 nm EOT GdHfO dielectric with metal gate is investigated. The threshold voltage shift at identical PBTI stress conditions is only 20% of the shift of a 0.78 nm EOT HfO2 + La2O3 (or HfLaO) device. The resulting reliable gate over-drive at 10 years of this GdHfO device is 0.85 V. Analysis of the stress induced leakage current (SILC) shows that the improved PBTI in the GdHfO device is related to the reduced trap generation under low bias stress, which already exists in the HfLaO device. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.