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In this work, we studied the effects of different thermal annealing on the electrical characteristics of non-self-aligned low-temperature p-channel polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) thin film transistors. Different thermal treatments were performed after Al-gate formation at different temperature (200 °C, 250 °C, 350 °C and 450 °C) and annealing times. We found that optimal conditions were obtained at 350 °C, with transfer characteristics showing a subthreshold slope of 0.5 V/dec, field effect mobility >100 cm2/Vs and threshold voltage around −3.5 V. Hot carrier induced degradation was also analyzed performing bias-stress measurements on devices annealed at 350 °C and at different bias stress conditions. The experimental data show that a maximum transconductance degradation is obtained for Vg(stress) − Vt = −4 V while bias-stress at Vg = Vt and ∣Vg(stress)∣ ≫ ∣Vds(stress)∣ did not produce appreciable …
Publication date: 
15 Jun 2006

M Cuscunà, G Stracci, A Bonfiglietti, A Di Gaspare, L Maiolo, A Pecora, L Mariucci, G Fortunato

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Volume: 352 Issue: 9-20 Pages: 1723-1727
Journal of non-crystalline solids