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High-k gate stacks on low bandgap tensile strained Ge and GeSn alloys for field-effect transistors



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San Andrés Serrano, Enrique (2015) High-k gate stacks on low bandgap tensile strained Ge and GeSn alloys for field-effect transistors. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7 (1). pp. 62-67. ISSN 1944-8244

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am5075248


We present the epitaxial growth of Ge and Ge_(0.94)Sn_(0.06) layers with 1.4% and 0.4% tensile strain, respectively, by reduced pressure chemical vapor deposition on relaxed GeSn buffers and the formation of high-k/metal gate stacks thereon. Annealing experiments reveal that process temperatures are limited to 350°C to avoid Sn diffusion. Particular emphasis is placed on the electrical characterization of various high-k dielectrics, as 5nm Al_(2)O_(3), 5nm HfO_(2) or 1nm Al_(2)O_(3)/4nm HfO_(2), on strained Ge and strained Ge_(0.94)Sn_(0.06). Experimental capacitance-voltage characteristics are presented and the effect of the small bandgap, like strong response of minority carriers at applied field, are discussed via simulations.

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© 2014 American Chemical Society. Este artículo está firmado por 14 autores. Authors thank to Valery Afanasiev, Catholic University of Leuven, for useful suggestions and discussions regarding Dit extraction. One of the authors, M.A Pampillon, thanks for funding by the FPI program (BES-2011-043798 and EEBB-I-13-07086) of the Spanish “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad”. This work was partially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the project “Ultralow Power”.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Interface-trap density; Numerical-simulation; Germanium; Ge_(1-x)Sn_(x).
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:30640
Deposited On:05 Jun 2015 10:05
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:57

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