Fabrication of Thin Film Transistor Using Ferroelectrics

  • Hur, Chang-Wu (Mokwon University) ;
  • Kim, Jung-Tae (Mokwon University)
  • Published : 2004.06.01


The a-Si:H TFT using ferroelectric of $SrTiO_3$ as a gate insulator is fabricated on glass. Dielectric characteristics of ferroelectric are superior to $SiO_2$ and $Si_{3}N_{4}$. Ferroelectric increases on-current, decreases threshold voltage of TFT and also improves breakdown characteristics. The a-SiN:H has optical band gap of 2.61 eV, retractive index of 1.8∼2.0 and resistivity of $10^{13}$~$10^{15}$ $\Omega$cm, respectively. Insulating characteristics of ferroelectrics are excellent because dielectric constant of ferroelectric is about 60∼100 and breakdown strength is over 1MV/cm. TFT using ferroelectric has channel length of 8∼20 $\mu\textrm{m}$ and channel width of 80∼200 $\mu\textrm{m}$. And it shows that drain current is 3.4$\mu\textrm{A}$ at 20 gate voltage, $I_{on}$/$I_{off}$ is a ratio of $10^5$~$10^8$ and $V_{th}$ is 4∼5 volts, respectively. In the case of TFT without ferroelectric, it indicates that the drain current is 1.5 $\mu\textrm{A}$ at 20 gate voltage and $V_{th}$ is 5∼6 volts. With the improvement of the ferroelectric thin film properties, the performance of TFT using this ferroelectric has advanced as a gate insulator fabrication technology is realized.




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