Subquarter-micrometer dual gate complementary metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor with ultrathin gate oxide of 2 nm

Masahiro Shimizu, Takashi Kuroi, Masahide Inuishi, Hideaki Arima, Haruhiko Abe, Chihiro Hamaguchi

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The high performance of 0.25 μm dual gate complementary metal oxide semiconductor with an ultrathin gate oxide of 2 nm is demonstrated for low-voltage logic applications. Boron penetration can be effectively suppressed by the nitrogen implantation technique, even if the gate oxide film is reduced to 2 nm. It is confirmed that N-channel and P-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) with high current drivability can be realized by the thin gate oxide, although the transconductance is not inversely proportional to the gate oxide thickness due to the increase in the effect of the inversion capacitance and the gate depletion. The inverter delay time with the aluminum interconnect load is markedly improved by the highly drivable MOSFETs with thin gate oxide, especially at low-voltage operation. Furthermore, hot carrier degradation of N-channel MOSFETs can be suppressed by reducing the gate oxide thickness. However, it was found that the hot carrier degradation of P-channel MOSFETs is enhanced in the thin gate oxide region under channel hot hole injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5926-5931
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov
Externally publishedYes



  • Dual gate CMOS
  • Gate oxide
  • Hot carrier reliability
  • Tunneling current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)

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