By Topic

Low-frequency noise characterization of n- and p-MOSFET's with ultrathin oxynitride gate films

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

8 Author(s)
Morfouli, P. ; Lab. de Phys. des Composants a Semicond., Grenoble, France ; Ghibaudo, G. ; Ouisse, T. ; Vogel, E.
more authors

MOSFET's with ultrathin (5 to 8.5 nm) silicon oxynitride gate film prepared by low-pressure rapid thermal chemical vapor deposition (RTCVD) using SiH/sub 4/, N/sub 2/O and NH/sub 3/ gases, are studied by low-frequency noise measurements (1 Hz up to 5 kHz). The analysis takes into account the correlated mobility fluctuations induced by those of the interfacial oxide charge. The nitrogen concentration, determined from SIMS analysis, varies from 0 to 11% atomic percentage. A comparison of the electrical properties between thermal and silicon oxynitride films is presented. The increasing LF noise signal with nitrogen atomic percentage indicates the presence of a higher density of slow interface traps with increasing nitrogen incorporation. Besides, a higher Coulomb scattering rate due to the nitridation induced interface charge explains reasonably well the degradation of the low field mobility after nitridation.

Published in:

Electron Device Letters, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 8 )