Impurity redistribution and interdiffusion in the dual-gate (n+/P+ polycide) structures for symmetric CMOS were investigated in detail. It was found that high-temperature rapid thermal anneal (RTA) is very effective in suppressing the redistribution and interdiffusion in the polycide gate. The suppression mechanism was investigated by two-dimensional SIMS (secondary ion mass spectrometry) measurements. In the RTA case, it is possible to keep high boron concentration in the gate poly Si, because boron absorption into the silicide is suppressed significantly. Even in the 800°C furnace annealing and RTA (1050°C) cases, it was found that arsenic atoms diffuse in the silicide layer at least 30 μm from the n+ region into the p+ region, although the amount was not as large as for the 900°C furnace annealing case. Performance improvement for the RTA process was verified by using 0.5-μm symmetric CMOS ring oscillators.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Digest of Technical Papers - Symposium on VLSI Technology|
|State||Published - 1989|
|Event||Ninth Symposium on VLSI Technology 1989 - Digest of Technical Papers - Kyoto, Jpn|
Duration: 22 May 1989 → 25 May 1989