Ni-metal-induced lateral crystallization (NILC) of amorphous silicon (α-Si) has been employed to fabricate high-performance low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) thin-film transistors (TFTs). However, the current crystallization technology often leads to trapped Ni and NiSi 2 precipitates, thus degrading the device performance. We proposed using α-Si-coated wafers as Ni-gettering substrates. By bonding the gettering substrate and NILC poly-Si film together, the Ni-metal impurity within the NILC poly-Si film was greatly reduced.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||9 A|
|State||Published - 7 Sep 2006|
- Thin-film transistors