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Type: 
Journal
Description: 
For the fabrication of n-type metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor based on high mobility III–V compound semiconductors as channel materials, a major requirement is the integration of high quality gate oxides on top of the III–V substrates. A detailed knowledge of the interface between the oxide layer and the substrate is mandatory to assess the relevance of interdiffusion and related defects, which are detrimental. Here we grow high dielectric constant (k) Al:MO2 (M = Hf, Zr) gate materials on In0.53Ga0.47As substrates by atomic layer deposition, after an Al2O3 pre-treatment based on trimethylaluminum is performed to properly passivate the substrate surface. Time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry depth profiles reveal not only the film integrity and the chemical composition of the high-k oxide but also well elucidate the effect of the Al2O3 pre-treatment on Al:MO2/In0.53Ga0.47As interface. Even …
Publisher: 
Elsevier
Publication date: 
31 Jul 2014
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Volume: 563 Pages: 44-49
Origin: 
Thin Solid Films