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A novel process flow employing a sacrificial tetraethyl orthosilicate/polycrystalline silicon (TEOS/poly-Si) gate stack is proposed for fabricating fluorine-enhanced-boron-penetration-free p-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (p-MOSFET's) with shallow BF/sub 2/-implanted source/drain (S/D) extension. With the presence of the sacrificial TEOS/poly-Si gate stack as the mask during the shallow BF/sub 2/ implant, the incorporated fluorine atoms are trapped in the sacrificial TEOS top layer and can be subsequently removed. The new process thus offers a unique opportunity of achieving an ultra shallow S/D extension characteristic of the BF/sub 2/ shallow implant, while not suffering from any fluorine-enhanced boron penetration normally accompanying the BF/sub 2/ implant. Excellent transistor performance with improved gate oxide integrity has been successfully demonstrated on p-MOSFET's fabricated with the new process flow.
Date of Publication: Aug. 2000