Bending-strain-induced localized density of states in amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide thin-film transistors

Sola Woo, Minsuk Kim, Hyungon Oh, Kyoungah Cho, Sangsig Kim

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Abstract

In this study, we examine the electrical characteristics of amorphous indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (a-IGZO) thin-film transistors (TFTs) under bending strains by TCAD and SPICE simulations. Bending strains induce modifications of the localized density of states (DOS) in a-IGZO channel materials, which, in turn, cause changes in the electrical characteristics of the TFTs. The bending-strain-induced localized DOS, the above-threshold current, subthreshold current, and field-effect mobility are analyzed with the calibration of the current-versus-voltage curves of a reference device by TCAD simulation. Moreover, the device parameters that affect the device performance in SPICE simulation are calibrated to aid in SPICE modeling of the strained oxide TFTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Volume120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1

Keywords

  • a-IGZO TFT
  • Bending strain
  • Flexible display
  • TCAD simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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