The advanced low-temperature polysilicon (poly-Si) thin-film transistor with three-dimensional channels of fin-like profile has been demonstrated using excimer laser annealing and unique undercut structure without any additional patterning process. This approach provides a very narrow fin-like channel in devices with high ratio of film thickness to the width as well as a high-quality poly-Si film in channels with better crystallinity for the effect of columnar-like grain growth following the shrinkage of silicon stripe after laser irradiation. Due to that and the stronger electrical stress on the channel by the multigate, the new device with a fin-like channel structure shows good characteristics of the highest mobility up to 395 cm2/V · s, a subthreshold voltage slope below 400 mV/dec, and an ON-OFF current ratio higher than 106.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering