Title: Improved Capacitance Density and Reliability of High-k Ni/ZrO(2)/TiN MIM Capacitors Using Laser-Annealing Technique
Authors: Tsai, C. Y.
Chiang, K. C.
Lin, S. H.
Hsu, K. C.
Chi, C. C.
Chin, Albert
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2010
Abstract: We have fabricated high-k Ni/ZrO(2)/TiN metal-insulator-metal capacitors with a very high 52-fF/mu m(2) capacitance density, a low leakage current of 1.6 x 10(-7) A/cm(2), and good ten-year reliability with a small Delta C/C of 1.7% at 2 V. From X-ray diffraction measurements, laser annealing can improve the permittivity of ZrO(2) due to tetragonal-phase formation which in turn helps enhance capacitance density and reliability. Such excellent device integrity is attributed to the combination of enhanced ZrO(2) tetragonal phase by laser annealing, high work-function Ni electrode, and good bottom-interface treatment.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LED.2010.2049636
ISSN: 0741-3106
DOI: 10.1109/LED.2010.2049636
Volume: 31
Issue: 7
Begin Page: 749
End Page: 751
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