Exploring Performance and Reliability Behavior of Nanosheet Channel Thin-Film Transistors under Independent Dual Gate Bias Operation

William Cheng Yu Ma*, Chun Jung Su, Kuo Hsing Kao, Yan Qing Chen, Jing Qiang Guo, Cheng Jun Wu, Po Ying Wu, Jia Yuan Hung

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Abstract

In this work, the polycrystalline-silicon (poly-Si) thin-film transistor with an independent dual-gate (IDG) structure and ultra-thin nanosheet channel (∼4 nm) is fabricated to investigate the impacts of different dual-gate operation modes on device performance and reliability. Compared to the single top-gate (TG) operation mode, the double-gate (DG) operation mode exhibits superior threshold voltage (VTH), subthreshold swing, and saturation current in the device. In addition, the DG operation mode also shows better reliability behavior of positive gate bias stress (PGS) due to the enhanced control capability of the gate voltage on the channel potential. Under the single TG operation mode, the independent back-gate voltage (VBG) can effectively modulate the device’s VTH to meet circuit design requirements. Using a fixed positive VBG can not only reduce the VTH of the device, but also decrease the damage caused by the PGS on the device due to the buried channel effect generated by the ultra-thin nanosheet channel, which increases the coupling capacitance thickness between the buried channel and the top-gate oxide layer. On the contrary, using a negative VBG will enhance the PGS degradation of TG. Consequently, the positive VBG is suggested to lower the VTH and improve the PGS of the device.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105004
JournalECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023

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