Ga-In-Zn-O (GIZO) thin film transistors (TFTs) with disparate passivation structures were fabricated and their stabilities were compared. The devices were subjected to a negative bias stress with simultaneous exposure to visible light. TFT that incorporates a dual passivation composed of a SiOx layer grown at a relatively high temperature with an additional SiNx film deposited shows only -0.8 V Vth shift, whereas a -5.7 V shift was observed for a TFT covered by a single SiO2 film. The device degradation is susceptible to the ability of protecting external moisture, which may adsorb on the surface of the GIZO semiconductor to create donor states therein.
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