NFET Effective Work Function Improvement Via Stress Memorization Technique in Replacement Metal Gate Technology
In this paper, for the first time we investigate and report the effective workfunction (eWF) modulation arising from stress memorization technique (SMT) in advanced replacement metal gate (RMG) CMOS technology. Our SMT data show a strong improvement in NFET short channel effect (SCE) besides a typical strain-induced mobility enhancement, suggesting better eWF. Further investigation proves that the eWF improvement is due to the electron affinity increase at silicon conduction band caused by the uniaxial channel strain from SMT. The impact of the electron affinity change on device performance and reliability has been evaluated. © 2013 JSAP.
Y. Liu and H. V. Meer and O. Gluschenkov and X. Yang and F. Sato and K. H. Cho and M. Ganz and H. Utomo and Y. Wang and U. Kwon and H. Kothari, "NFET Effective Work Function Improvement Via Stress Memorization Technique in Replacement Metal Gate Technology," Digest of Technical Papers - Symposium on VLSI Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2013.
2013 Symposium on VLSI Technology, VLSIT 2013
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The IEEE Electron Devices Society
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