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Effect of Phosphorus-Doped Polysilicon Anneal on Thin Oxide Reliability as Probed with X-Ray Damage Characterization

  • R. Nachman (a1) and F. Cerrina (a1)

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In this paper we address the degradation of oxide reliability after annealing the phosphorusdoped polysilicon of MOS structures. The oxide reliability was studied in terms of X-ray radiation sensitivity as well as breakdown characteristics.

We found that annealing the polysilicon increased the radiation sensitivity of the gate oxide. We believe that this increase is a result of the phosphorus out-diffusion from the polysilicon into the oxide and a result of the creation of phosphorus related traps in the oxide bulk. We also found that the oxide charge to breakdown (Qbd ) degradation correlates well with the density of the phosphorus in the oxide.

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Effect of Phosphorus-Doped Polysilicon Anneal on Thin Oxide Reliability as Probed with X-Ray Damage Characterization

  • R. Nachman (a1) and F. Cerrina (a1)

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