Surface-tension-tailored aqueous ink for low-temperature deposition of high-k HfO2 thin film

Sun Woong Han, Keun Ho Lee, Young Bum Yoo, Jee Ho Park, Kie Moon Song, Hong Koo Baik

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In this paper, solution-based deposition of HfO2 thin film at low temperature was demonstrated. By using aqueous HfCl4 solution, the precursor was effectively decomposed with low annealing temperature of 150 °C. Thus it is preferable to use this solution for dielectric coating on flexible substrates. To achieve conformal coating on substrate, formic acid as a cosolvent was added to aqueous ink solution to reduce surface tension of the solution. Due to improved coating quality of HfO2 thin film, the fabricated HfO2 gate dielectric shows reliable breakdown characteristics and low leakage current.

Original languageEnglish
Article number080310
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2012-0008721)

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© 2016 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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