TITLE

Nickel-silicide phase effects on flatband voltage shift and equivalent oxide thickness decrease of hafnium silicon oxynitride metal-silicon-oxide capacitors

AUTHOR(S)
Chang Yong Kang; Lysaght, Pat; Choi, Rino; Byoung Hun Lee; Se Jong Rhee; Chang Hwan Choi; Akbar, M. S.; Lee, Jack C.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/30/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 22, p222906
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This Letter reports the nickel-silicide phase effects on the electrical characteristics of high-k and silicon dioxide (SiO2) metal-oxide-semiconductor devices. It was found that the silicon-deficient nickel-silicided gate electrode on the hafnium silicon oxynitride (HfSiON) led to a positive flatband voltage (Vfb) shift and a reduction in the equivalent oxide thickness (EOT). However, negligible Vfb shift and EOT decrease were observed in the case of control hafnium oxide and SiO2 structures. It was believed that Si dissociation from the HfSiON layer was the main reason for the positive Vfb shift and the EOT decrease.
ACCESSION #
17249914

 

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