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A new source/drain germanium-enrichment process comprising Ge deposition and laser-induced local melting and recrystallization for P-FET performance enhancement

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13 Author(s)
Liu, Fangyue ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore (NUS), Singapore ; Hoong-Shing Wong ; Kah-Wee Ang ; Ming Zhu
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We report for the first time a new process technology for boosting the Ge content in SiGe source/drain (S/D) stressors to increase strain and performance levels in p-FETs. By laser-induced local melting and inter-mixing of an amorphous Ge layer with an underlying Si0.8Ge0.2 S/D region, a graded SiGe S/D stressor is formed upon recrystallization. Peak Ge content in the graded SiGe S/D is doubled over the as-grown film. Raman analysis confirmed the retention of high S/D strain levels due to the rapid non-equilibrium recrystallization process. The new process technology developed here employs several simple additional steps, including amorphous Ge deposition and laser anneal (LA). For a p-FET with Ge enriched S/D, 21% and 12% IDsat enhancement at a fixed IOFF of 2times10-8 A/mum is observed over control p-FETs with Si0.8Ge0.2 S/D formed by RTA and LA, respectively.

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VLSI Technology, 2008 Symposium on

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17-19 June 2008

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