Determination of effective density-of-states using a novel Schottky barrier poly-Si thin-film transistor

Horng-Chih Lin*, Ming Hsien Lee, Kuan Lin Yeh, Tiao Yuan Huang

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Abstract

We demonstrate that it is possible to extract the defect density distribution within the entire energy gap of a poly-Si layer by using a novel Schottky barrier thin-film transistor test structure. Our methodology, albeit based on the well-known field-effect conductance method, does not require two separate n- and p-channel test devices necessary in the conventional methods. This unique and much simplified single-test-device feature is made possible thanks to the ambipolar characteristics and the suppression of sub-threshold leakage current in the new test scheme. Effects of process treatments such as plasma hydrogenation could also be clearly resolved using the new test structure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2005

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