Hole Trapping in the NBTI Characteristic of SiC MOSFETs
P-type implanted metal oxide semiconductor capacitors (MOSCAPs) and metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) have been fabricated. The characteristics of hole trapping at the interface of SiO2/SiC are investigated through capacitance-voltage (CV) measurements with different starting voltages. The negative shift voltage ∆Vshift and the hysteresis voltages ∆VH which caused by the hole traps in the MOSCAPs and MOSFETs are extracted from CV results. The results show that the hole traps extracted from MOSCAPs are larger than the that extracted from the threshold voltage shift in the MOSFETs. It suggests holes trapping are the primary mechanism contributing to the NBTI, but not all the holes work. Part of the hole traps are compensation by sufficient electrons in the MOSFET structure.
Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis
Y. J. He et al., "Hole Trapping in the NBTI Characteristic of SiC MOSFETs", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 667-670, 2018