Characteristics of a-Si thin-film transistors with an inorganic black matrix on the top

Yoshimine Kato, Yuki Miyoshi, Masakazu Atsumi, Yoshimasa Kaida, Steven L. Wright, Lauren F. Palmateer

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The characteristics of a-Si bottom-gate TFT test devices with several kinds of inorganic "quasi-black matrix," such as metal, semiconductor, and insulator, on the top were investigated for various black matrix (BM) resistivities. In the Id-Vg characteristics, for a BM sheet resistance of about ∼1 × 1012 Ω/□, a high off current and large Vth shift were observed due to the back-gating effects when the BM is charged up. According to the ac dynamic characteristics, there was almost no leakage due to the capacitive coupling between source and drain after 16.6 msec (one frame) when the BM sheet resistance was above ∼7× 1013Ω/□ It was found that hydrogenated amorphous silicon germanium (a-SiGe:H) film, which has enough optical density, with the sheet resistance above the order of 1014Ω/□ is a promising candidate for an inorganic BM on TFT array.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1096
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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