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Title: Temperature dependence of the emission and capture times of SiON individual traps after positive bias temperature stress
Authors: Toledano-Luque, M ×
Kaczer, B
Roussel, Ph
Cho, M. J
Grasser, T
Groeseneken, Guido #
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Published for the Society by the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures vol:29 issue:1 pages:-
Article number: 01AA04
Abstract: The authors study the statistical properties of individual defects in n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (nMOSFETs) using time dependent defect spectroscopy. This technique is based on the analysis of quantized threshold voltage transients observed on nanoscaled p-type metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (pMOSFETs) after negative stress and provides the characteristic emission and capture times of individual traps. To complement to previous studies, the authors apply the methodology to SiON nMOSFETs and positive bias temperature stress. The authors demonstrate that the relaxation transients are due to the collective behavior of individual traps. Furthermore, a strong temperature dependence is observed for both emission and capture times. This is incompatible with elastic tunneling theory which is used in trap characterization techniques such as charge pumping, and also in simulations of erase and program transients of nonvolatile memories. The calculated thermal activation energies for both times are in the order of 0.6 eV and are close to the values obtained for SiON pMOSFETs when negatively stressed. (c) 2011 American Vacuum Society. [DOI: 10.1116/1.3532947]
ISSN: 1071-1023
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:ESAT - MICAS, Microelectronics and Sensors
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