We have studied the stress reliability of low-energy-bandgap high-κ SrTiO3 metal-insulator-metal capacitors under constant voltage stress. By using a high-work-function Ni electrode (5.1 eV), we reduced the degrading effects of stress on the capacitance variation ( Δ C/C), the quadratic voltage coefficient of capacitance (VCC-α), and the long-term reliability, in contrast with using a TaN. The improved stress reliability for the Ni electrode capacitors is attributed to a reduction of carrier injection and trapping.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering