Enhanced hot-hole induced degradation of strained p-channel metal oxide semiconductor transistors in complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology with 2.0 nm gate oxide

Kwang Seng See*, Wai Shing Lau, Jae Gon Lee, Suey Li Toh, Hong Liao, Kun Li, Elgin Kiok Boone Quek, Lap Hung Chan

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Abstract

The effects of process-induced strain silicon (PSS) technology on hot-hole induced degradation of p-channel metal oxide semiconductor (PMOS) transistors using 2.0 nm ultra-thin nitrided gate oxides will be reported. An understanding of the effects of strain on hot-hole induced degradation will be very important for sub-65nm complementary MOS (CMOS) technology since PSS technology was said to be a preferred approach to strain transistors. It was discovered that as source drain diffusion length (L ov) decreased, which then gave rise to high compressive strain (HCS) in the channel region of the PMOS transistor, hot-hole induced degradation was enhanced. The improved direct-current current-voltage (IDCIV) method, which allows us to characterize both interface traps (N it) and oxide charge traps (Na\) generation, suggested that no additional interface trap (ΔN it) generation was created when the strain profile of the channel was changed. However, it was observed that positive charge trappings or slow states was enhanced in HCS PMOS transistors which would lead to enhanced hot hole induced degradation after long term stressing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5953-5958
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2005

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Hot-hole induced degradation
  • Improved direct-current current-voltage (IDCIV)
  • Interface trap
  • Positive charge trappings
  • Process-induced strain silicon (PSS)
  • Source-drain diffusion length (L )

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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