ZrO2 and HfO2 dielectrics on (001) n-InAs with atomic-layer-deposited in situ surface treatment

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title = "ZrO2 and HfO2 dielectrics on (001) n-InAs with atomic-layer-deposited in situ surface treatment",
abstract = "The electrical properties of ZrO2 and HfO2 gate dielectrics on n-InAs were evaluated. Particularly, an in situ surface treatment method including cyclic nitrogen plasma and trimethylaluminum pulses was used to improve the quality of the high-κ oxides. The quality of the InAs-oxide interface was evaluated with a full equivalent circuit model developed for narrow band gap metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitors. Capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements exhibit a total trap density profile with a minimum of 1 × 1012 cm-2 eV-1 and 4 × 1012 cm-2 eV-1 for ZrO2 and HfO2, respectively, both of which are comparable to the best values reported for high-κ/III-V devices. Our simulations showed that the measured capacitance is to a large extent affected by the border trap response suggesting a very low density of interface traps. Charge trapping in MOS structures was also investigated using the hysteresis in the C-V measurements. The experimental results demonstrated that the magnitude of the hysteresis increases with increase in accumulation voltage, indicating an increase in the charge trapping response.",
author = "{Shiri Babadi}, Aein and Erik Lind and Wernersson, {Lars Erik}",
year = "2016",
month = mar,
day = "28",
doi = "10.1063/1.4945430",
language = "English",
volume = "108",
journal = "Applied Physics Letters",
issn = "0003-6951",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics (AIP)",
number = "13",