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Effect of Post Annealing in Oxygen Ambient on the Characteristics of Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide Thin Film Transistors

  • Received : 2014.09.13
  • Accepted : 2014.09.24
  • Published : 2014.10.01

Abstract

We have investigated the effect of electrical properties of amorphous InGaZnO thin film transistors (a-IGZO TFTs) by post thermal annealing in $O_2$ ambient. The post-annealed in $O_2$ ambient a-IGZOTFT is found to be more stable to be used for oxide-based TFT devices, and has better performance, such as the on/off current ratios, sub-threshold voltage gate swing, and, as well as reasonable threshold voltage, than others do. The interface trap density is controlled to achieve the optimum value of TFT transfer and output characteristics. The device performance is significantly affected by adjusting the annealing condition. This effect is closely related with the modulation annealing method by reducing the localized trapping carriers and defect centers at the interface or in the channel layer.

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