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Energy Distribution of Interface Traps in High-K Gated MOSFETs



Jin-Ping Han, Eric M. Vogel, Evgeni Gusev, C. D'Emic, Curt A. Richter, Da-Wei Heh, John S. Suehle


We use variable rise/fall-time charge pumping (CP) to determine the energy distribution of interface trap density (Dit) and capture cross-section of electrons/holes in high-k HfO2 gated nMOSFETs. Our results have revealed that the Dit is much higher in the upper half of the bandgap than that in the lower half of the bandgap. These results are consistent with the observation that n-channel mobilities are more severely degraded than p-channel mobilities when compared to conventional MOSFET's with SiO2 as the gate dielectric. The results were verified by capacitance-voltage (C-V) and ac conductance techniques.
Proceedings Title
Tech. Dig., VLSI Technology
Conference Dates
June 10-14, 2003
Conference Location
Kyoto, 1, JA
Conference Title
2003 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits


C-V, ac-conductance, capture cross-section, energy distribution, high k gated MOSFETs, interface trap density, charge pumping


Han, J. , Vogel, E. , Gusev, E. , D'Emic, C. , Richter, C. , Heh, D. and Suehle, J. (2003), Energy Distribution of Interface Traps in High-K Gated MOSFETs, Tech. Dig., VLSI Technology, Kyoto, 1, JA (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021