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Comprehensive Study of Pi-Gate Nanowires Poly-Si TFT Nonvolatile Memory With an HfO _2 Charge Trapping Layer

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6 Author(s)
Lun-Jyun Chen ; Dept. of Eng. & Syst. Sci., Nat. Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Yung-Chun Wu ; Ji-Hong Chiang ; Min-Feng Hung
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This work demonstrates the feasibility of a polycrystalline silicon thin-film transistor (poly-Si TFTs) nonvolatile memory (NVM) that utilizes a Pi-shaped gate (Pi-gate) and multiple nanowire channels with a HfO2 charge-trapping layer. The TFT NVM with the Pi-gate nanowires (NWs) structure has a higher program/erase (P/E) efficiency than that of the conventional single-channel TFT NVM; the memory window can achieve 2.3 V, only needs a programming time of 1 μs. This high P/E efficiency follows from the improved gate control of the Pi-gate structure. A Pi-gate NWs poly-Si TFT NVM with a Si3N4 charge-trapping layer was also fabricated. Since HfO2 has a deeper conduction band than Si3N4, the device with the HfO2 charge-trapping layer has a higher programming efficiency and the better retention characteristics than that with the Si3N4 charge-trapping layer. Additionally, the high programming efficiency allows the device with the HfO2 charge-trapping layer to undergo more P/E cycles than that with the Si3 N4 charge-trapping layer.

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Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 2 )