Effects of Silicon-Nitride Films on the Electronic Properties of Si–SiO2 Interfaces
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The electronic properties of Si–SiO2 interface states in Metal-Nitride-Oxide-Silicon (MNOS) with thick oxide films are investigated. It is shown that a large number of acceptor-like interface states are created when MNOS is annealed at high temperatures, and that subsequent low temperature hydrogen annealing reduces the number of these states. We found that the energy distribution of the interface states is independent of their density. The possible cause of these interface states may be thermal stress induced at the interface.
- Jpn J Appl Phys
Jpn J Appl Phys 21(12), 1684-1688, 1982-12-20
The Japan Society of Applied Physics