Capture/Emission Processes of Carriers in Heterointerface Traps Observed in the Transient Charge-Pumping Characteristics of SiGe/Si-Hetero-Channel pMOSFETs
Transient phenomena related to carrier capture/emission processes in interface traps were observed in the the charge pumping (CP) characteristics of SiGe/Si hetero-channel pMOSFETs, i.e., the CP characteristics were found to depend on the on/off time of the gate pulse. From these observations, time constants for the processes both in SiGe/Si heterointerface traps and in gate-oxide interface traps were derived. The time constant is considered to depend on the energy level of the interface traps that are present over a wide range within the energy gap. Therefore, these phenomena provide an interesting way of evaluating the discrete energy levels of interface traps in nanometer-scale devices containing only a few traps.
Seiichi Miyazaki and Hitoshi Tabata
T. Tsuchiya et al., "Capture/Emission Processes of Carriers in Heterointerface Traps Observed in the Transient Charge-Pumping Characteristics of SiGe/Si-Hetero-Channel pMOSFETs", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 470, pp. 201-206, 2011