Through in situ hydrogen plasma treatment (HPT) and plasma-enhanced atomic-layer-deposited TiN (PEALD-TiN) layer capping, we successfully fabricated TiN/HfO2/GaSb metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors with an ultrathin equivalent oxide thickness of 0.66nm and a low density of states of approximately 2 × 1012cm-2 eV-1 near the valence band edge. After in situ HPT, a native oxide-free surface was obtained through efficient etching. Moreover, the use of the in situ PEALD-TiN layer precluded high-κ dielectric damage that would have been caused by conventional sputtering, thereby yielding a superior high-κ dielectric and low gate leakage current.
|Journal||Applied Physics Express|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2017|