Effect of Crystallinity on the Electrical Characteristics of Poly-Si Tunneling FETs via Green Nanosecond Laser Crystallization

Hao-Tung Chung*, Chun-Ting Chen, Yi-Shao Li, Yu-Wei Liu, Chan-Yu Liao, Wen-Hsien Huang, Jia-Min Shieh, Jun-Dao Luo, Wei-Shuo Li, Kai-Chi Chuang, Kuan-Neng Chen, Huang-Chung Cheng

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    Abstract

    This letter reports the fabrication of polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) tunnelingfield effect transistors(Tunneling FETs) using green nanosecond laser crystallization (GLC). During the GLC process, the Si is full-melted by laser scanning, hence the recrystallized poly-Si thin films with grain size as large as 1.2 mu m are attained. This makes it possible to fabricate tunnelingFETwith high-quali ty poly-Si thin films. Compare with the tunneling FETs fabricated by solid phase crystallization (SPC), the ones via GLC show better subthreshold swing (S.S) of 418 mV/dec. and larger on/ off ratio of 6.02 x 10(5). Moreover, the activation energy curve is also presented to further demonstrate the con nection between device performance and crystallinity of poly-Si thin films.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number9314229
    Pages (from-to)164-167
    Number of pages4
    JournalIeee Electron Device Letters
    Volume42
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 2021

    Keywords

    • Green nanosecond laser crystallization (GLC)
    • polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si)
    • thin-film transistor (TFT)
    • tunneling field effect transistor (tunneling FET)

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