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Interface between Al2O3 and 4H-SiC investigated by time-of-flight medium energy ion scattering
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Material Physics, MF.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0292-224X
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronics, Integrated devices and circuits.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8760-1137
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, ISSN 0022-3727, E-ISSN 1361-6463, Vol. 50, no 49, 495111Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The formation of interfacial oxides during heat treatment of dielectric films on 4H-SiC has been studied. The 4H-SiC surface has been carefully prepared to create a clean and abrupt interface to Al2O3. An amorphous, 3 nm thick, Al2O3 film has been prepared on 4H-SiC by atomic layer deposition and rapid thermal annealing was then performed in N2O ambient at 700 degrees C and 1100 degrees C during 1 min. The samples were studied by time-of-flight medium energy ion scattering (ToF-MEIS), with sub-nanometer depth resolution and it is seen that, at both annealing temperatures, a thin SiOx (1 <= x <= 2) is formed at the interface. Our results further indicate that carbon remains in the silicon oxide in samples annealed at 700 degrees C. Additional electrical capacitance voltage measurements indicate that a large concentration of interface traps is formed at this temperature. After 1100 degrees C annealing, both MEIS and XRD measurements show that these features disappear, in accordance with electrical data.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2017. Vol. 50, no 49, 495111
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ALD, ToF-MEIS, 4H-SiC, Al2O3, interface
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-219324DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aa9431ISI: 000415834100006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85039788159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-219324DiVA: diva2:1162735
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Swedish Research Council, E0510501; D0674701
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Available from: 2017-12-05 Created: 2017-12-05 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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