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Hot carrier degradation of HfSiON gate dielectrics with TiN electrode

By: Sim, J.H.; Bersuker, G.; Seung-Chul Song; Rino Choi; Byoung Hun Lee;

2005 / IEEE

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This item was taken from the IEEE Periodical ' Hot carrier degradation of HfSiON gate dielectrics with TiN electrode ' Hot carrier reliability of the HfSiON dielectric with the TiN metal gate electrode has been studied in the nMOS and pMOS short channel transistors. Hot carrier induced degradation of the high-/spl kappa/ gate stack devices are severe than the one in the SiO/sub 2//poly devices. It is determined that total threshold voltage shift during a hot carrier stress is a sum of contributions from both hot carrier and cold carrier effects. The hot carrier contribution induces permanent damage while cold carrier contribution is shown to be reversible. The contribution from the cold carrier can be evaluated by applying a de-trapping (opposite polarity) bias after the stress.