Effective surface passivation methodologies for high performance germanium metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors

H. J. Na, J. C. Lee, D. Heh, P. Sivasubramani, P. D. Kirsch, J. W. Oh, P. Majhi, S. Rivillon, Y. J. Chabal, B. H. Lee, R. Choi

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Abstract

We demonstrate methodologies to improve the interface characteristics between a germanium (Ge) substrate and high-k gate dielectrics. GeON and SiOx were investigated as passivating layers on a Ge surface. Smaller hysteresis and interface state density (Dit) were obtained using SiOx interface layer and p-type metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) fabricated with a gate stack of Ge/SiO x/HfSiO/WN showed about two times higher effective mobility compared to universal Si/SiO2 MOSFET. Because the formation of GeOx at the interface resulted in higher hysteresis and equivalent oxide thickness, the effective suppression of growth of unstable GeOx by SiO x interface layer contributed to the good device characteristics of the fabricated devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number192115
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume93
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 25

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Na, H. J., Lee, J. C., Heh, D., Sivasubramani, P., Kirsch, P. D., Oh, J. W., Majhi, P., Rivillon, S., Chabal, Y. J., Lee, B. H., & Choi, R. (2008). Effective surface passivation methodologies for high performance germanium metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors. Applied Physics Letters, 93(19), [192115]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3028025