Improved reduction of contact resistance in NiSi/Si junction using Holmium interlayer

Sunil Babu Eadi, Hyeong Sub Song, Hyun dong Song, Jungwoo Oh, Hi Deok Lee

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Abstract

In this study, effect of Ho interlayer was investigated in nickel silicide (NiSi)/Si junction for contact resistance reduction. A thin Holmium (Ho) interlayer was applied to Ni/(p/n)-Si contact to reduce contact resistance between NiSi and Si. Thickness of 5 nm Ho layer was first deposited on As-doped n-type Si layer and BF2-doped p-type Si layer, followed by in situ deposition of a 15 nm-thick Ni film and 10 nm-thick TiN film. After the formation of the NiSi by rapid thermal annealing (RTA) at 450 °C for 30 s, specific contact resistivity (ρc) between Ni-silicide and doped silicon region is extracted. There is a great reduction of the ρc, that is, from 9.84 × 10−5 Ω cm2 to 1.16 × 10−5 Ω·cm2 for n-Si and 6.24 × 10−5 Ω·cm2 to 1.84 × 10−5 Ω·cm2 for p-Si substrates, respectively. The improved interface morphology by introducing of Ho interlayer could be responsible for the ρc reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111153
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Volume219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy ( 10048536 ) and the KSRC (Korea Semiconductor Research Consortium) support program for the development of future semiconductor devices. This research was also supported by Nano·Material Technology Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning . ( 2009-0082580 ).

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (10048536) and the KSRC (Korea Semiconductor Research Consortium) support program for the development of future semiconductor devices. This research was also supported by Nano?Material Technology Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. (2009-0082580).

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© 2019 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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