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Compositional analysis of polycrystalline hafnium oxide thin films by heavy-ion elastic recoil detection analysis



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Mártil de la Plaza, Ignacio and González Díaz, Germán and San Andres Serrano, Enrique (2006) Compositional analysis of polycrystalline hafnium oxide thin films by heavy-ion elastic recoil detection analysis. Thin Solid Films, 515 (2). pp. 695-699. ISSN 0040-6090

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2005.12.239


The composition of polycrystalline hafnium oxide thin films has been measured by heavy-ion elastic recoil detection analysis (HI-ERDA). The films were deposited by high-pressure reactive sputtering (HPRS) on silicon wafers using an oxygen plasma at pressures between 0.8 and 1.6 mbar and during deposition times between 0.5 and 3.0 h. Hydrogen was found to be the main impurity and its concentration increased with deposition pressure. The composition was always slightly oxygen-rich, which is attributed to the oxygen plasma. Additionally, an interfacial silicon oxide thin layer was detected and taken into account. The thickness of the hafnium oxide film was found to increase linearly with deposition time and to decrease exponentially with deposition pressure, whereas the thickness of the silicon oxide interfacial layer has a minimum as a function of pressure at around 1.2 mbar and increases slightly as a function of time. The measurements confirmed that this interfacial layer is formed mainly during the early stages of the deposition process.

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International Conference on Thin Films (12. 2002. Bratislava, Slovakia). © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This work was made possible thanks to a mobility grant of the Secretaría de Estado de Educación y Universidades of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. It was also supported by the research project TEC2004/1237 of the same Ministry. Special thanks are given to the ISL for hosting this work.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Electron-Cyclotron-Resonance, Sioxnyhz Films, Silicon, Dielectrics.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:26007
Deposited On:09 Jul 2014 07:44
Last Modified:31 Dec 2020 00:03

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