Design Optimization Of Stacked Layer Dielectrics For Minimum Gate Leakage Currents
An effective model to evaluate the leakage currents for different stacked gates deep submicron MOS transistors is presented. For a given equivalent oxide thickness of a stacked gate, the gate leakage current decreases with an increase of high-k dielectric thickness or a decrease of interlayer thickness. Turning points at high gate biases of the I-V curves are observed for Si3N4/SiO2, Ta2O5/SiO2, Ta2O5/SiO2-yNy, Ta2O5/Si3N4, and TiO2/SiO2 stacked gates except for Al2O3/SiO2 structure. Design optimization for the stacked gate architecture to obtain the minimum gate leakage current is evaluated.
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Zhang, J.; Yuan, J. S.; and Ma, Y., "Design Optimization Of Stacked Layer Dielectrics For Minimum Gate Leakage Currents" (2000). Scopus Export 2000s. 708.