IRPS 2010
Conference paper

Hot-carrier degradation in undoped-body etsoi fets and soi finfets

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Hot-carrier degradation (HCI) in aggressively scaled undoped-body devices is carefully studied and compared for high-k/metal gate FINFETs and extremely thin silicon-on-insulator (ETSOI) transistors. We show that HCI involves different degradation mechanisms for silicon-on-insulator (SOI)-FINFETs and ETSOI devices though both are fabricated on undoped body. For FINFETs, the HC degradation correlated with interface trap generation in the channel region, whereas for ETSOI, trap generation and electron trapping in the spacer-nitride region were observed. © 2010 IEEE.