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IRPS 2010
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PBTI response to interfacial layer thickness variation in Hf-based HKMG nFETs

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Abstract

The impact of SiO2 interfacial layer (IL) thickness on the Positive Bias Temperature Instability (PBTI) is investigated for nMOSFETs with an IL/High-K/metal/poly-Si gate stack architecture. Results from extensive PBTI measurements using three different measurement methodologies consistently demonstrate that thickening the IL results in threshold voltage (VT) instability reduction and thus significantly enhances PBTI device lifetime. The voltage acceleration is found to increase with thicker IL, while the PBTI fractional recovery is independent of the IL thickness, providing new insights into the PBTI buildup and recovery mechanisms. © 2010 IEEE.

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20 Oct 2010

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IRPS 2010

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