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Molecular Beam Epitaxy study of a common a-GeO2 interfacial passivation layer for Ge- and GaAs-based MOS heterostructures

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Future CMOS technologies will require the use of substrate material with a very high mobility. Therefore, the combination of Ge pMOS with GaAs nMOS devices is investigated for its possible use in advanced CMOS applications. In this work, the physical, chemical and electrical properties of a-GeO2 interfacial passivation layer (IPL) for n-Ge(001) and p-GaAs(001) have been investigated, using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) technique. The efficient electrical passivation of Ge/GeO2 will be demonstrated, and in the case of GaAs, the use of a thin a-GeO2 interlayer reduces the defects at the interface.

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