New mechanism for gate oxide degradation and its applications

Chuan H. Liu, K. Y. Fu, Thomas A. DeMassa, Julian J. Sanchez

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Abstract

A surface plasmon (SP) based anode hole injection model for gate oxide degradation/breakdown is presented. This model proposes that the hole trapping in the oxide is mainly due to injected holes from the anode that are generated by the decay of the SP's to electron-hole pairs at the anode interface, finally resulting in oxide breakdown when the trapped positive charge accumulates to a critical value. The surface plasmon excitation energy is shown to decrease with increasing temperature, which in turn causes the positive charge generation to increase and the charge to breakdown to decrease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages68-71
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop - Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Duration: 1998 Oct 121998 Oct 15

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop
CityLake Tahoe, CA, USA
Period98/10/1298/10/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Liu, C. H., Fu, K. Y., DeMassa, T. A., & Sanchez, J. J. (1998). New mechanism for gate oxide degradation and its applications. 68-71. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, .