Integration of highly-strained SiGe materials in 14 nm and beyond nodes FinFET technology
2015 (English)In: Solid-State Electronics, ISSN 0038-1101, E-ISSN 1879-2405, Vol. 103, 222-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
SiGe has been widely used as stressors in source/drain (S/D) regions of Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) to enhance the channel mobility. In this study, selectively grown Si1-xGex (0.33 <= x <= 0.35) with boron concentration of 1 x 10(20) cm(-3) was used to elevate the S/D regions on bulk FinFETs in 14 nm technology node. The epitaxial quality of SiGe layers, SiGe profile and the strain amount of the SiGe layers were investigated. In order to in-situ clean the Si-fins before SiGe epitaxy, a series of prebaking experiments at temperature ranging from 740 to 825 degrees C were performed. The results showed that the thermal budget needs to be limited to 780-800 degrees C in order to avoid any damage to the shape of Si-fins but to remove the native oxide which is essential for high epitaxial quality. In this study, a kinetic gas niodel was also applied to predict the SiGe growth profile on Si-fins with trapezoidal shape. The input parameters for the model include growth temperature, partial pressures of reactant gases and the chip layout. By knowing the epitaxial profile, the strain to the Si-fins exerted by SiGe layers can be calculated. This is important in understanding the carrier transport in the FinFETs. The other benefit of the modeling is that it provides a cost-effective alternative for epitaxy process development as the SiGe profile can be readily predicted for any chip layout in advance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 103, 222-228 p.
CMOS, FinFET, SiGe selective epitaxy, RPCVD
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160062DOI: 10.1016/j.sse.2014.07.008ISI: 000346547400037ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84915807744OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-160062DiVA: diva2:792661
QC 201503042015-03-042015-02-132015-03-06Bibliographically approved