The fluorine ion implantation applied to the polycrystalline silicon thin-film transistors (poly-Si TFTs) is investigated in this letter. Experimental results have shown that fluorine ion implantation effectively minimized the trap state density, leading to superior electrical characteristics such as high field-effect mobility, low threshold voltage, and high ON/OFF current ratio. Furthermore, the fluorine ions tended to segregate at the interface between the gate oxide and poly-Si layers during the excimer laser annealing, even without the extra deposition of pad oxide on the poly-Si film. The presence of fluorine obviously enhanced electrical reliability of poly-Si TFTs.
- Fluorine ion implantation
- Polycrystalline silicon thin-film transistors (poly-Si TFTs)