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Impact of TiN/HfO2 Integration on Carrier Mobility
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 February 2011
We have investigated the impact of a metal gate (TiN) and high-k dielectric (HfO2) on the carrier mobility. We have shown that strong remote Coulomb scattering (RCS) due to charges in the HfO2 layer (either grown by ALD or MOCVD) mostly degrades the mobility at low/medium field. High amount of charges (>1013cm-2) is needed to explain the 30% degradation observed in devices with a thin interface layer. These additional coulombic interactions are effective for bottom oxide up to 2nm. We have developed a RCS model to fully explain the experimental data. The influence of the metal gate is also evidenced. The latter has a significative impact on the Si/SiO2 interface roughness, and may induce some additional coulombic interactions.
- Research Article
- MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) , Volume 917: Symposium E – Gate Stack Scaling – Materials Selection, Role of Interfaces, and Reliability Implications , 2006 , 0917-E04-04
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