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To extend the scaling limit of thermal SiO2, in the ultra thin regime when the direct tunneling current becomes significant, members of our group embarked on a program to explore the potential of silicon nitride as an alternative gate dielectric. Silicon nitride can be deposited using several CVD methods and its properties significantly depend on the method of deposition. Although these CVD methods can give good physical properties, the electrical properties of devices made with CVD silicon nitride show very poor performance related to very poor interface, poor stability, presence of large quantity of bulk traps and high gate leakage current. We have employed the rather newly developed Hot Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition (HWCVD) technique to develop the a:SiN:H material. From the results of large number of optimization experiments we propose the atomic hydrogen of the substrate surface prior to deposition to improve the quality of gate dielectric. Our preliminary results of these efforts show a five times improvement in the fixed charges and interface state density.
Amorphous and microcrystalline silicon films were deposited by HWCVD under different deposition conditions and the gas phase chemistry was studied by in situ Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry. Attempt is made to correlate the properties of the films with the gas phase chemistry during deposition. Interestingly, unlike in PECVD, partial pressure of H2 is higher than any other species during deposition of a-Si:H as well as μc-Si:H. Effect of hydrogen dilution on film properties and on concentration of various chemical species in the gas phase is studied. For low hydrogen dilution [H2]/ [SiH4] from 0 to 1 (where [SiH4] is 10 sccm), all films deposited are amorphous with photoconductivity gain of ∼ 106. During deposition of these amorphous films SiH2 was dominant in gas phase next to [H2]. Interestingly [Si]/[SiH2] ratio increases from 0.4 to 0.5 as dilution increased from 0 to 1, and further to more than 1 for higher hydrogen dilution leading to [Si] dominance. At hydrogen dilution ratio 20, consequently films deposited were microcrystalline.
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