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Physical and Electrical Characterization of Metal–Insulator–Metal Capacitors With \hbox {Sm}_{2}\hbox {O}_{3} and \hbox {Sm}_{2}\hbox {O}_{3}/\hbox {SiO}_{2} Laminated Dielectrics for Analog Circuit Applications

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7 Author(s)
Jing-De Chen ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore ; Jian-Jun Yang ; Wise, R. ; Steinmann, P.
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We report the first demonstration of metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors with Sm2O3/SiO2 laminated dielectrics featuring low quadratic voltage coefficient of capacitance (VCC) and high capacitance density for precision analog circuit applications. In comparison with a HfO2 MIM dielectric, the Sm2O3 MIM dielectric is found to show a smaller quadratic VCC and a similar dielectric constant. We also investigated the cancellation of the positive quadratic VCC of Sm2O3 through its combination with a SiO2 layer having a negative quadratic VCC. Thus, MIM capacitors with a Sm2O3/SiO2 laminated dielectric were fabricated with various Sm2O3 and SiO2 thickness combinations. Capacitors with the Sm2O3/SiO2 laminated dielectric exhibit tunable quadratic VCC and high capacitance density. Very low quadratic VCC at various capacitance densities were achieved. The leakage current mechanism is related to Poole-Frenkel emission at a high positive bias. A smaller quadratic VCC is obtained at higher frequencies. We also conducted an extensive physical characterization of Sm2O3 using transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

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Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 11 )