The use of co-sputtered Zirconium Silicon Oxide (ZrxSi1−xO2) gate dielectrics to improve the performance of α-IGZO TFT is demonstrated. Through modulating the sputtering power of the SiO2 and ZrO2 targets, the control of dielectric constant in a range of 6.9–31.6 is shown. Prevention of polycrystalline formation of the ZrxSi1−xO2 film up to 600 °C annealing and its effectiveness in reducing leakage currents and interface trap density are presented. Moreover, it is revealed that the Zr0.85Si0.15O2 dielectric could lead to significantly improved TFT performance in terms of subthreshold swing (SS=81 mV/dec), field-effect mobility (μFE=51.7 cm2/Vs), and threshold voltage shift (ΔVTH=0.03 V).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering