標題: Formation of dual-phase HfO2-HfxSi1-xO2 dielectric and its application in memory devices
作者: Wang, YQ
Chen, JH
Yoo, WJ
Yeo, YC
Yeo, YC
Chin, A
Du, AY
奈米科技中心
Center for Nanoscience and Technology
公開日期: 1-七月-2005
摘要: In this paper, we studied the phase-separation phenomenon of Hf0.5Si0.5O2 film deposited on SiO2 or sandwiched by SiO2, by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The Hf0.5Si0.5O2 film underwent phase separation to form a doublet-phase HfO2-HfxSi1-xO2 (x < 0.5) film, and was used as a trapping layer in a metal-blocking oxide-silicon nitride-tunnel oxide-silicon-type memory structure, where the dual-phase HfO2-HfxSi1-xO2 (DPHSO) film replaces the conventional silicon nitride (Si3N4) trapping layer. The charge storage properties of the DPHSO film were investigated and compared with HfO2 and Si3N4. It was found that for a given electric field applied to the tunnel oxide, the programming speed of memory devices using a DPHSO or HfO2 film as a trapping layer is faster than that using SiA. This indicates the higher electron-capture efficiency of the DPHSO and HfO2 films. In addition, the double-phase microstructure of the DPHSO film also provided better retention property than pure HfO2. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1954870
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/13500
ISSN: 0021-8979
DOI: 10.1063/1.1954870
期刊: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS
Volume: 98
Issue: 1
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