Title: Interface Characterization of HfO2/GaSb MOS Capacitors With Ultrathin Equivalent Oxide Thickness by Using Hydrogen Plasma Treatment
Authors: Tsai, Ming-Li
Ko, Jun-Yu
Wang, Shin-Yuan
Chien, Chao-Hsin
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
Keywords: Capacitor;dielectric interface;equivalent oxide thickness (EOT);gallium antimonide;hafnium oxide;hydrogen plasma;surface treatment
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Abstract: We investigate p-type GaSb MOS capacitors with various HfO2 thicknesses grown using an atomic layer deposition. GaSb surfaces treated with ex-situ chemical solution and in situ remote hydrogen plasma are inspected. After a series of etching steps, the GaSb surfaces exhibit smooth topography, indicating that this combination of treatments is capable of realizing ultrathin dielectric deposition. After etching processes, the ultrathin (approximately 3 nm) HfO2 layer deposited successfully on GaSb exhibit high-permittivity (approximately 21) properties as well as equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) of 0.75 nm, which can be attributed to the flat surface. To the best of our knowledge, the EOT of GaSb capacitor prepared using the exploited approach is record low. Furthermore, we find that the interlayer present after hydrogen plasma treatment and forming gas annealing could efficiently passivate interface state density and achieve high C-V modulation. Compared with the benchmark of gate leakage current versus EOT, the electrical performance with low gate leakage current of the GaSb MOS capacitors demonstrates the high feasibility of the proposed treatments.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2016.2587902
ISSN: 0018-9383
DOI: 10.1109/TED.2016.2587902
Volume: 63
Issue: 9
Begin Page: 3459
End Page: 3465
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