Metal-organic chemical vapour deposition of Al2O3 using aluminium isopropoxide (Al(OC3H7)3) and nitrous oxide (N2O) via thermal pyrolysis was investigated with the goal of producing high quality Al2O3p-Si(100) interfaces. From the X-ray diffraction analysis, the film was found to be a γ-Al2O3 heteroepitaxial film. The stoichiometry of the grown Al2O3 film was similar to that of sapphire observed from Auger electron spectroscopy. Room temperature capacitance-voltage measurements clearly reveal metal-insulator-semiconductor behaviour for samples with the Al2O3 insulator gate, and the interface state densities at the Al2O3p-Si heterointerface were approximately 1011 eV-1 cm-2, at levels centred in the silicon energy gap.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry