Mechanism of a-IGZO TFT device deterioration-illumination light wavelength and substrate temperature effects Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd. Device characteristics changes in an a-IGZO thin film transistor under light illumination and at raised temperature have been investigated. Light exposure causes a large leakage current, which is more obvious with an increase in the illumination energy, power and the temperature. The increase in the leakage current is due to the trap assisted photon excitation process that generates electron-hole pairs and the mechanism is enhanced with the additional thermal energy. The leakage current comes from the source side because holes generated in the process drift to the source side and therefore lower the barrier height. The above mechanism has been further verified with experiments of drain bias induced shifts in the threshold voltage and the subthreshold slope.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, T., Kuo, Y., Chang, T., Chen, M., & Chen, H.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Te-Chih||Kuo, Yue||Chang, Ting-Chang||Chen, Min-Chen||Chen, Hua-Mao

publication date

  • October 2017