Highly conducting doped poly-Si deposited by hot wire CVD and its applicability as gate material for CMOS devices

Patil, S. B. , Vairagar, A. V., Kumbhar, A. A., Sahu, L. K., Ramgopal Rao, V., Venkatramani, N., Dusane, R.O. and Schroeder, B. (2003) Highly conducting doped poly-Si deposited by hot wire CVD and its applicability as gate material for CMOS devices. Thin Solid Films, 430(1-2), pp. 63-66. (doi:10.1016/S0040-6090(03)00073-7)

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Abstract

Highly conducting p- and n-type poly-Si:H films were deposited by hot wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) using SiH4+H2+B2H6 and SiH4+H2+PH3 gas mixtures, respectively. Conductivity of 1.2×102 (Ω cm)−1 for the p-type films and 2.25×102 (Ω cm)−1 for the n-type films was obtained. These are the highest values obtained so far by this technique. The increase in conductivity with substrate temperature (Ts) is attributed to the increase in grain size as reflected in the atomic force microscopy results. Interestingly conductivity of n-type films is higher than the p-type films deposited at the same Ts. To test the applicability of these films as gate contact Al/poly-Si/SiO2/Si capacitor structures with oxide thickness of 4 nm were fabricated on n-type c-Si wafers. Sputter etching of the poly-Si was optimized in order to fabricate the devices. The performance of the HWCVD poly-Si as gate material was monitored using C–V measurements on a MOS test device at different frequencies. The results reveal that as deposited poly-Si without annealing shows low series resistance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Patil, Dr Samadhan
Authors: Patil, S. B., Vairagar, A. V., Kumbhar, A. A., Sahu, L. K., Ramgopal Rao, V., Venkatramani, N., Dusane, R.O., and Schroeder, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Thin Solid Films
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0040-6090
ISSN (Online):1879-2731
Published Online:08 April 2003

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