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Characteristics of PBTI and Hot Carrier Stress for LTPS-TFT With High- \kappa Gate Dielectric

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8 Author(s)
Ming-Wen Ma ; Inst. of Electron., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu ; Chih-Yang Chen ; Chun-Jung Su ; Woei-Cherng Wu
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In this letter, the characteristics of positive bias temperature instability (PBTI) and hot carrier stress (HCS) for the low-temperature poly-Si thin-film transistors (LTPS-TFTs) with gate dielectric are well investigated for the first time. Under room temperature stress condition, the. PBTI shows a more serious degradation than does HCS, indicating that the gate bias stress would dominate the hot carrier degradation behavior for LTPS-TFT. In addition, an abnormal behavior of the degradation with different drain bias stress under high-temperature stress condition is also observed and identified in this letter. The degradation of device's performance under high-temperature stress condition can be attributed to the damages of both the gate dielectric and the poly-Si grain boundaries.

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Electron Device Letters, IEEE  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 2 )