Trap-controlled behavior in ultrathin Lu2O3 high-k gate dielectrics
Yuan, C. L.
Lee, Pooi See
Date of Issue2006
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Amorphous Lu2O3 high-k gate dielectrics were grown directly on n-type (100) Si substrates by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique. High-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) observation illustrated that the Lu2O3 film has amorphous structure and the interface with Si substrate is free from amorphous SiO2. An equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) of 1.1 nm with a leakage current density of 2.6×10−5 A/cm2 at 1 V accumulation bias was obtained for 4.5 nm thick Lu2O3 thin film deposited at room temperature followed by post-deposition anneal (PDA) at 600 °C in oxygen ambient. The effects of PDA process and light illumination were studied by capacitance–voltage (C–V) and current density–voltage (J–V) measurements. It was proposed that the net fixed charge density and leakage current density could be altered significantly depending on the post-annealing conditions and the capability of traps to trap and release charges.
DRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Microelectronics and semiconductor materials::Thin films
Solid state communications
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