In this paper we report on the quality of gate oxides obtained using three different oxidation techniques, namely thermal oxidation, rapid thermal oxidation and stacked gate oxidation. We report on the oxide thicknesses, the flatband voltage, threshold voltage, and QSS/Q values for MOS capacitors fabricated using these three techniques. We also fabricated MOSFET's using thermal oxides and stacked gate oxides, and find that the stacked gate oxides have a lower gate oxide defect density. Lattice images have also been obtained for the Si/SiO2 interface using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). We find that stacked oxide synthesis results in lower stresses and asperities at the interface relative to thermal and rapid thermal oxidation.