Nanocrystal memories for FLASH device applications

Isodiana Crupi, Salvatore Lombardo, Luca Perniola, Valentina Ancarani, Barbara Desalvo, Marco Bileci, Domenico Corso, Virginia Triolo, Isodiana Crupi, Giuseppe Ammendola, Cosimo Gerardi

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Nanocrystals memory cells, in which the conventional polysilicon floating gate is replaced by an array of silicon nanocrystals, have been fabricated and characterized. Single cells and cell arrays of 1 Mb and 10 k have been realized by using a conventional 0.15 μm FLASH technology. Si nanocrystals are deposited on top of tunnel oxide by chemical vapor deposition. Properties of the memory cell have been investigated both for NAND and NOR applications in terms of program/erase window and programming times. Suitable program/erase threshold voltage window can be achieved with fast voltage pulses by adequate choice of tunnel and control dielectric. The feasibility of dual bit storage is also proven showing that the nanocrystals are separated and the inter-dot tunneling is inhibited. Good endurance and retention behaviors are demonstrated even after long cycling. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1483-1488
Numero di pagine6
RivistaSolid-State Electronics
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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Crupi, I., Lombardo, S., Perniola, L., Ancarani, V., Desalvo, B., Bileci, M., Corso, D., Triolo, V., Crupi, I., Ammendola, G., & Gerardi, C. (2004). Nanocrystal memories for FLASH device applications. Solid-State Electronics, 48, 1483-1488.