In this work, we investigate the charge trapping behavior in InGaZnO4 (IGZO) thin-film transistors with amorphous Al2O3 (alumina) gate insulators. For thicknesses ≤10 nm, we observe a positive charge generation at intrinsic defects inside the Al2O3, which is initiated by quantum-mechanical tunneling of electrons from the semiconductor through the Al2O3 layer. Consequently, the drain current shows a counter-clockwise hysteresis. Furthermore, the de-trapping through resonant tunneling causes a drastic subthreshold swing reduction. We report a minimum value of 19 mV/dec at room temperature, which is far below the fundamental limit of standard field-effect transistors. Additionally, we study the thickness dependence for Al2O3 layers with thicknesses of 5, 10, and 20 nm. The comparison of two different gate metals shows an enhanced tunneling current and an enhanced positive charge generation for Cu compared to Cr.

Positive charge trapping phenomenon in n-channel thin-film transistors with amorphous alumina gate insulators / Daus, A; Vogt, C; Münzenrieder, N; Petti, L; Knobelspies, S; Cantarella, G; Luisier, M; Salvatore, G; Tröster, G. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - 120:24(2016). [10.1063/1.4972475]

Positive charge trapping phenomenon in n-channel thin-film transistors with amorphous alumina gate insulators

Cantarella G;
2016

Abstract

In this work, we investigate the charge trapping behavior in InGaZnO4 (IGZO) thin-film transistors with amorphous Al2O3 (alumina) gate insulators. For thicknesses ≤10 nm, we observe a positive charge generation at intrinsic defects inside the Al2O3, which is initiated by quantum-mechanical tunneling of electrons from the semiconductor through the Al2O3 layer. Consequently, the drain current shows a counter-clockwise hysteresis. Furthermore, the de-trapping through resonant tunneling causes a drastic subthreshold swing reduction. We report a minimum value of 19 mV/dec at room temperature, which is far below the fundamental limit of standard field-effect transistors. Additionally, we study the thickness dependence for Al2O3 layers with thicknesses of 5, 10, and 20 nm. The comparison of two different gate metals shows an enhanced tunneling current and an enhanced positive charge generation for Cu compared to Cr.
2016
120
24
Positive charge trapping phenomenon in n-channel thin-film transistors with amorphous alumina gate insulators / Daus, A; Vogt, C; Münzenrieder, N; Petti, L; Knobelspies, S; Cantarella, G; Luisier, M; Salvatore, G; Tröster, G. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - 120:24(2016). [10.1063/1.4972475]
Daus, A; Vogt, C; Münzenrieder, N; Petti, L; Knobelspies, S; Cantarella, G; Luisier, M; Salvatore, G; Tröster, G
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