Pt-Ti/ALD-Al2O3/p-Si MOS Capacitors for Future ULSI Technology

Author(s) Ashok M. Mahajan1, Anil G. Khairnar1, Brian J. Thibeault2

1 Department of Electronics, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon - 425001 [M.S.], India

2 ECE Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Issue Volume 3, Year 2011, Number 1, Part 4
Dates Received 04 February 2011, in final form 13 October 2011, published online 17 October 2011
Citation Ashok M. Mahajan, Anil G. Khairnar, Brian J. Thibeault, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 3 No1, 647 (2011)
PACS Number(s) 77.55.+ f, 81.20.Fw, 33.20.Ea
Key words Al2O3, High-k (6) , Gate dielectric (5) , MOS capacitor, Ellipsometer, C-V (8) , ALD.
Annotation The high dielectric constant (high-k) thin film of Al2O3 was deposited by using Plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD) technique. The electron beam evaporation system was used to deposit the Pt-Ti metal to fabricate the Pt-Ti/Al2O3/Si MOS capacitors. Thickness measurement of Al2O3 gate dielectric was carried out with variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry, which is measured to be 2.83 nm. The MOS capacitors were characterized to evaluate the electrical properties using capacitance voltage (C-V) analyzer at different measurement frequencies. Capacitance voltage measurement shows that, dielectric constant k ranges from 7.87 to 10.44. In CV curve a slight negative shift is observed in the flatband voltage because of presence of trap charges in the Al2O3 MOS capacitor. A lower equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) of 1.057 nm is obtained for the fabricated Pt-Ti/ Al2O3 /Si MOS capacitors.