The physical and chemical nature of several defects involved in metal-oxide-silicon (MOS) device instabilities have become fairly well understood through studies involving electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Recent EPR studies suggest that some of these defects play important roles in the negative bias temperature instability (NBTI). This paper reviews recent NBTI EPR studies as well as earlier EPR studies dealing with other MOS instability problems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering