Alternate lanthanum oxide/silicon oxynitride-based gate stack performance enhancement due to ultrathin oxynitride interfacial layer for CMOS applications

Gupta, Prachi and Soni, Mahesh and Sharma, Satinder K. (2019) Alternate lanthanum oxide/silicon oxynitride-based gate stack performance enhancement due to ultrathin oxynitride interfacial layer for CMOS applications. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 31 (3). pp. 1986-1995. ISSN 0957-4522

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Abstract

Metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS)-based Pt/La2O3/SiOXNY/p-Si/Pt structures are fabricated using ultrathin silicon oxynitride (SiOXNY ~ 4 nm) interfacial layer underneath of lanthanum (III) oxide (La2O3 ~ 7.8 nm) with Pt as gate electrode for CMOS applications. Capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristics of Pt/La2O3/SiOXNY/p-Si/Pt at 500 kHz showed a positive gate bias threshold voltage (V-th) shift of ~ 0.43 V (~ 43.8%) and flat-band (V-fb) shift of ~ 1.24 V (~ 42.3%) as compared to Pt/La2O3/p-Si/Pt MIS structures, attributing to the reduction in effective positive oxide charges at La2O3/SiOXNY/Si gate stack. Likewise, conductance-voltage (G-V) characteristics show ~ 0.56 (~ 44.4%) reduction in FWHM for Pt/La2O3/SiOXNY/p-Si/Pt as compared to Pt/La2O3/p-Si/Pt MIS structures revealing the reduction in interface states at La2O3/SiOXNY/Si interface. There is a considerable reduction of effective oxide charge concentration (N-eff) ~ 3.99 x 10(10) cm(-2) by (~ 15.2%) and ~ 56.8% lower gate leakage current density ~ 4.47 x 10(-7) A/cm(2) (|J|-V) at - 1 V for SiOXNY based MIS structures w.r.t its counterpart. Capacitance-time (C-t) characteristics, constant voltage stress (CVS) and temperature measurements for C-V and |J|-V demonstrate the considerable retention ~ 12 years, electrical improvement and reliability of MIS structures. The depth profile analysis X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for SiOXNY/Si gate stack clearly reveals that less nitrogen concentration in bulk than SiOXNY/Si interface. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) micrographs of La2O3/Si and SiOXNY/Si showed the significantly lesser r.m.s roughness of ~ 1.11 +/- 0.39 nm and ~ 0.97 +/- 0.11 nm, respectively. Thus, the ultrathin SiOXNY interfacial layer underneath of La2O3 demonstrates a significantly improved electrical performance and prelude the gate stack strong potential for reliable CMOS logic devices and integrated circuits.

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Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
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