High mobility SiGe p-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors epitaxially grown on Si(100) substrates with HfSiO2 high-k dielectric and metal gate

Jungwoo Oh, Prashant Majhi, Chang Yong Kang, Raj Jammy, Raymond Joe, Takuya Sugawara, Yasushi Akasaka, Takanobu Kaitsuka, Tsunetoshi Arikado, Masayuki Tomoyasu

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High mobility metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) are demonstrated on strained or relaxed SiGe-on-Si heterostructures with Si cap/SiGe channel quantum well structures. Si cap processing is frequently used to enhance hole mobility of SiGe pMOSFETs by improving the interface quality of high-k gate dielectrics and SiGe channels. However, one of mechanisms that limits future gate oxide scaling is Ge enhanced Si oxidation, which results in a thick Si oxide interface layer. In this work, without using Si cap process, we have fabricated high mobility SiGe channel pMOSFETs after optimizing epitaxial SiGe-on-Si and high-k dielectric/metal gate process. High mobility with low off-state current have been achieved and correlated with epitaxial SiGe-on-Si processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04C055
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number4 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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