Title: Effects of HfO(2) buffer layer thickness on the properties of Pt/SrBi(2)Ta(2)O(9)//HfO(2)/Si structure
Authors: Leu, Ching-Chich
Lin, Chen-Han
Chien, Chao-Hsin
Yang, Ming-Jui
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2008
Abstract: We investigated structural and characteristic changes in thin HfO(2) films (< 10 nm) by varying their thicknesses and also examined their influence on the properties of Pt/SrBi(2)Ta(2)O(9)/HfO(2)/Si metal/ferroelectric/insulator/semiconductor (MFIS) structures. HfO(2) films with different thicknesses were found to exhibit rather distinct characteristics and to profoundly affect the properties of the fabricated MFIS capacitor. We found that, when employing 3.2-nm-thick HfO(2) as the buffer layer, the MFIS capacitor showed good memory performance at low operation voltage. However, this study demonstrated that some of the HfO(2) limited its application in MFIS memory, even though it is the most promising alternative gate dielectric material.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2008.0248
ISSN: 0884-2914
DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2008.0248
Volume: 23
Issue: 7
Begin Page: 2023
End Page: 2032
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