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A comparative study of erbium oxide and gadolinium oxide high-k dielectric thin films grown by low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) using beta-Diketonates as precursors

Singh, MP and Thakur, CS and Shalini, K and Shripathi, T and Bhat, N and Shivashankar, SA (2004) A comparative study of erbium oxide and gadolinium oxide high-k dielectric thin films grown by low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) using beta-Diketonates as precursors. In: 2nd International Symposium on High Dielectrics Constant Materials, OCT 12-16, 2003, Orlando, FL.

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Abstract

In this paper, a comparative study of thin films of Er2O3 and Gd2O3 grown on n-type Si(100) by low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) under the identical conditions has been presented. beta-Diketonate complex of rate earth metals was used as precursor. Description on the evolution of the morphology, structure, optical, and electrical characteristics of films with respect to growth parameters and post-deposition annealing process has been presented. As-gown Gd2O3 films grow with <111> texture, whereas the texture of Er2O3 films strongly depends on the growth temperature (either <100> or <111>). Compositional analysis reveals that the Gd2O3 films grown at or above 500degreesC are carbon free whereas Er2O3 films at upto 525degreesC show the presence of heteroatoms and Er2O3 films grown above 525degreesC are carbon five. The effective dielectric constant is in the range of 7-24, while the fixed charge density is in the range - 10(11) to 10(10) CM-2 as extracted from the C-V characteristics. DC I-V study was carried out to examine the leakage behaviour of films. It reveals that the as-grown Gd2O3 film was very leakey in nature. Annealing of the films in oxidizing ambient for a period of 20 min results in a drastic improvement in the leakage behaviour. The presence of heteroatoms (such as carbon) and their effect on the properties of films are discussed.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Electrochemical Society, Inc.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 08:38
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 08:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/43808

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