Physical and electrical degradation of ZrO2 thin films with aluminum electrodes

Seok Woo Nam, Jung Ho Yoo, Suheun Nam, Dae Hong Ko, Ja Hum Ku, Cheol Woong Yang

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Zirconium oxide thin films were deposited on p-type (100) silicon wafers by reactive d.c. magnetron sputtering. The as-deposited ZrO2 films at the power of 300 W and at room temperature were amorphous and the ZrO 2 films became polycrystalline with both the monoclinic and tetragonal phases after post-annealing at 450°C in N2 ambient. The ZrO2 films with Al electrode had the interfacial amorphous Al-O-containing layer, which was formed by their interaction, but the films with inactive electrodes such as Pt had no additional interfacial layer. The value of the capacitance equivalent thickness (CET) for ZrO2 film with Al electrode was increased to about 12.4 Å compared with the film with Pt electrode due to the additional interfacial layer between Al and ZrO2 film. The difference of flat band voltage (ΔV FB) between the films with two different electrodes was about 1.2 V because of their work function difference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 15
EventE-MRS 2002 Symposium E - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 2002 Jun 182002 Jun 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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