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Title: Influence of an anomalous dimension effect on thermal instability in amorphous-InGaZnO thin-film transistors

This paper investigates abnormal dimension-dependent thermal instability in amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) thin-film transistors. Device dimension should theoretically have no effects on threshold voltage, except for in short channel devices. Unlike short channel drain-induced source barrier lowering effect, threshold voltage increases with increasing drain voltage. Furthermore, for devices with either a relatively large channel width or a short channel length, the output drain current decreases instead of saturating with an increase in drain voltage. Moreover, the wider the channel and the shorter the channel length, the larger the threshold voltage and output on-state current degradation that is observed. Because of the surrounding oxide and other thermal insulating material and the low thermal conductivity of the IGZO layer, the self-heating effect will be pronounced in wider/shorter channel length devices and those with a larger operating drain bias. To further clarify the physical mechanism, fast I{sub D}-V{sub G} and modulated peak/base pulse time I{sub D}-V{sub D} measurements are utilized to demonstrate the self-heating induced anomalous dimension-dependent threshold voltage variation and on-state current degradation.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ;  [4] ; ; ;  [5] ; ;  [6] ;  [2] ;  [7]
  1. Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-chu 300, Taiwan (China)
  2. Department of Physics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China)
  3. (China)
  4. Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-chu 300, Taiwan (China)
  5. Department of Photonics, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan (China)
  6. Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu 300, Taiwan (China)
  7. Advanced Display Technology Research Center, AU Optronics, No.1, Li-Hsin Rd. 2, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsin-Chu 30078, Taiwan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22305849
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AMORPHOUS STATE; ANOMALOUS DIMENSION; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GALLIUM COMPOUNDS; HEATING; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; INSTABILITY; LAYERS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SIMULATION; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THIN FILMS; TRANSISTORS; ZINC OXIDES