Fringing electric field effect on 65-nm-node fully depleted silicon-on-insulator devices

Ming Wen Ma*, Tien-Sheng Chao, Kuo Hsing Kao, Jyun Siang Huang, Tan Fu Lei

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In this study, the fringing electric field effect on 65-nm-node technology fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD SOI) device is comprehensively examined. A new anomalous degradation in device on-state/off-state characteristics on a nanoscale metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) with high-κ gate dielectrics is reported, the so-called fringing-induced barrier lowering (FIBL). This is due to the decrease in fringing electric field and increase in the gate dielectric thickness when gate dielectric permittivity increased. We observe that FIBL can be effectively suppressed using a stack gate dielectric structure. In addition, we also implement a high-κ offset spacer to further improve the on-state driving current Ion to approximately 26% higher than that of a conventional silicon dioxide offset spacer and reduce the off-state leakage current Ioff by about 34%. This benefit is due to the enhanced high vertical channel electric field obtained via the offset spacer using a high-κ material as a spacer. This enhanced fringing electric field can markedly increase Ion/I off current ratio and reduce subthreshold swing (S-factor) to improve MOSFET performance, which implies that gate-to-channel controllability can be improved markedly. This would play an important role beyond the 65-nm-node technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6854-6859
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 A
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2006


  • Fringing electric field
  • High-κ offset spacer dielectric
  • Silicon-on-insulator (SOI)


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