We have successfully developed and fabricated a poly-Si thin-film transistor (poly-Si TFT) nonvolatile memory using Ge nanocrystals (Ge-NCs) as a charge trapping layer. Process compatibility and memory operation of the device were investigated. The Ge-NC trapping layer was directly deposited by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition at 370 °C. Results show that the new poly-Si TFT nonvolatile Ge-NC memory has good programming/erasing efficiency, long charge retention time, and good endurance characteristics. These results show that poly-Si TFT nonvolatile Ge-NC memory is the promising nonvolatile memory candidate for system-on-panel application in the future.
|頁（從 - 到）||234-236|
|期刊||IEEE Electron Device Letters|
|出版狀態||Published - 12 2月 2009|