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Structural advantage for the EOT scaling and improved electron channel mobility by incorporating dysprosium oxide (Dy/sub 2/O/sub 3/) into HfO/sub 2/ n-MOSFETs

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11 Author(s)
Tackhwi Lee ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX ; Se Jong Rhee ; Chang Yong Kang ; Feng Zhu
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A structural approach of fabricating laminated Dy2O3-incorporated HfO2 multimetal oxide dielectric has been developed for high-performance CMOS applications. Top Dy2O3 laminated HfO2 bilayer structure shows the thinnest equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) with a reduced leakage current compared to HfO2. This structure shows a great advantage for the EOT scaling CMOS technology. Excellent electrical performances of the Dy2O3/HfO 2 multimetal stack oxide n-MOSFET such as lower VT, higher drive current, and an improved channel electron mobility are reported. Dy2O3/HfO2 sample also shows a better immunity for Vt instability and less severe charge trapping characteristics. Two different rationed Dy 2O3/HfO2 and HfO2 n-MOSFET were measured by charge-pumping technique to obtain the interface state density (Dit), which indicates a reasonable and similar interface quality. Electron channel mobility is analyzed by decomposing into three regimes according to the effective field. Reduced phonon scattering is found to be the plausible mechanism for higher channel mobility

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Electron Device Letters, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 8 )