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Gate Metal and Cap Layer Effects on Ge nMOSFETs Low-Frequency Noise Behavior

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© 1963-2012 IEEE. Low-frequency noise is used to estimate the quality of the gate stack for planar Ge nMOSFETs with different effective work function metals and cap layers. It is shown that replacing TiN by a TiAl-based metal gate will induce a significant decline of the threshold voltage VT and noise power spectral density, indicating the introduction of Al will induce an advantageous effect on the trap density in the underlying HfO2. Meanwhile, the application of a LaOx cap tends to reduce VT and the trap density in the gate oxide, which could attribute to the La in-diffusion in the gate stack. The 1/f noise analysis shows that the noise could mainly be associated with number fluctuations and correlated mobility fluctuations.
Tijdschrift: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
ISSN: 0018-9383
Issue: 2
Volume: 66
Pagina's: 1050 - 1056
Aantal pagina's: 7
Jaar van publicatie:2019
Trefwoorden:Elektronica en elektrotechniek, Toegepaste natuurkunde