Parasitic Conduction Response to X-ray Radiation in Unstrained and Strained Triple-Gate SOI MuGFETs
Keywords:X-ray radiation, Multiple-Gate MOSFETs, MuGFETs, Parasitic back conduction
In this work, the X-ray irradiation impact on the back gate conduction and drain current for Triple-Gate SOI FinFETs is investigated for strained and unstrained devices. Both types (P and N) of transistors were analyzed. Since X-rays promote trapped positive charges in the buried oxide, the second interface threshold voltage shifts to lower gate voltage. The performance of n-channel devices presented a strong degradation when submitted to X-rays, while for p-channel devices the opposite trend was observed. Two different dose rates were analyzed.