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1. WO2018140948 - INTEGRATED STRUCTURES, NAND MEMORY ARRAYS, AND METHODS OF FORMING INTEGRATED STRUCTURES

Publication Number WO/2018/140948
Publication Date 02.08.2018
International Application No. PCT/US2018/015962
International Filing Date 30.01.2018
IPC
H01L 27/11556 2017.1
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27Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate
02including semiconductor components specially adapted for rectifying, oscillating, amplifying or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
04the substrate being a semiconductor body
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11517with floating gate
11551characterised by three-dimensional arrangements, e.g. with cells on different height levels
11553with source and drain on different levels, e.g. with sloping channels
11556the channels comprising vertical portions, e.g. U-shaped channels
H01L 27/11519 2017.1
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27Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate
02including semiconductor components specially adapted for rectifying, oscillating, amplifying or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
04the substrate being a semiconductor body
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11517with floating gate
11519characterised by the top-view layout
H01L 27/11524 2017.1
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27Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate
02including semiconductor components specially adapted for rectifying, oscillating, amplifying or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
04the substrate being a semiconductor body
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11517with floating gate
11521characterised by the memory core region
11524with cell select transistors, e.g. NAND
H01L 27/11529 2017.1
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27Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate
02including semiconductor components specially adapted for rectifying, oscillating, amplifying or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
04the substrate being a semiconductor body
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11517with floating gate
11526characterised by the peripheral circuit region
11529of memory regions comprising cell select transistors, e.g. NAND
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27Devices consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate
02including semiconductor components specially adapted for rectifying, oscillating, amplifying or switching and having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier; including integrated passive circuit elements with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
04the substrate being a semiconductor body
10including a plurality of individual components in a repetitive configuration
105including field-effect components
112Read-only memory structures ; [ROM] and multistep manufacturing processes therefor
115Electrically programmable read-only memories; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
11563with charge-trapping gate insulators, e.g. MNOS or NROM
11578characterised by three-dimensional arrangements, e.g. with cells on different height levels
1158with source and drain on different levels, e.g. with sloping channels
11582the channels comprising vertical portions, e.g. U-shaped channels
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29Semiconductor devices adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching, or capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
40Electrodes ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
401Multistep manufacturing processes
4011for data storage electrodes
40117the electrodes comprising a charge-trapping insulator
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29Semiconductor devices adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching, or capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
40Electrodes ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
41characterised by their shape, relative sizes or dispositions
423not carrying the current to be rectified, amplified or switched
42312Gate electrodes for field effect devices
42316for field-effect transistors
4232with insulated gate
4234Gate electrodes for transistors with charge trapping gate insulator
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29Semiconductor devices adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching, or capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
66Types of semiconductor device ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
66007Multistep manufacturing processes
66075of devices having semiconductor bodies comprising group 14 or group 13/15 materials
66227the devices being controllable only by the electric current supplied or the electric potential applied, to an electrode which does not carry the current to be rectified, amplified or switched, e.g. three-terminal devices
66409Unipolar field-effect transistors
66477with an insulated gate, i.e. MISFET
66833with a charge trapping gate insulator, e.g. MNOS transistors
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29Semiconductor devices adapted for rectifying, amplifying, oscillating or switching, or capacitors or resistors with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction depletion layer or carrier concentration layer; Details of semiconductor bodies or of electrodes thereof; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
66Types of semiconductor device ; ; Multistep manufacturing processes therefor
68controllable by only the electric current supplied, or only the electric potential applied, to an electrode which does not carry the current to be rectified, amplified or switched
76Unipolar devices ; , e.g. field effect transistors
772Field effect transistors
78with field effect produced by an insulated gate
792with charge trapping gate insulator, e.g. MNOS-memory transistors
7926Vertical transistors, i.e. transistors having source and drain not in the same horizontal plane
Applicants
  • MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • HOPKINS, John, D.
  • DAYCOCK, David
Agents
  • MATKIN, Mark, S.
  • SHAURETTE, James, D.
  • GRZELAK, Keith, D.
  • LATWESEN, David, G.
  • HENDRICKSEN, Mark, W.
Priority Data
15/419,81330.01.2017US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) INTEGRATED STRUCTURES, NAND MEMORY ARRAYS, AND METHODS OF FORMING INTEGRATED STRUCTURES
(FR) STRUCTURES INTÉGRÉES, RÉSEAUX DE MÉMOIRES NAND ET PROCÉDÉS DE FORMATION DE STRUCTURES INTÉGRÉES
Abstract
(EN) Some embodiments include an integrated structure having a vertical stack of alternating insulative levels and conductive levels. The conductive levels include primary regions of a first vertical thickness, and terminal projections of a second vertical thickness which is greater than the first vertical thickness. Charge-blocking material is adjacent the terminal projections. Charge-storage material is adjacent the charge- blocking material. Gate-dielectric material is adjacent the charge-storage material. Channel material is adjacent the gate-dielectric material. Some embodiments include NAND memory arrays. Some embodiments include methods of forming integrated structures.
(FR) Certains modes de réalisation de la présente invention comprennent une structure intégrée ayant un empilement vertical de niveaux isolants alternés et de niveaux conducteurs. Les niveaux conducteurs comprennent des régions primaires d'une première épaisseur verticale, et des projections terminales d'une seconde épaisseur verticale qui est supérieure à la première épaisseur verticale. Un matériau de blocage de charges est adjacent aux projections terminales. Un matériau de stockage de charges est adjacent au matériau de blocage de charges. Le matériau diélectrique de grille est adjacent au matériau de stockage de charges. Le matériau de canal est adjacent au matériau diélectrique de grille. Certains modes de réalisation comprennent des réseaux de mémoire NAND. Certains modes de réalisation de la présente invention incluent des procédés de formation de structures intégrées.
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