Modulations in effective work function of platinum gate electrode in metal-oxide-semiconductor devices

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Reduction in the accumulation capacitance value was more in Si metal-oxide-semiconductor devices than that of Ge metal-oxide-semiconductor devices after a thermal treatment irrespective of the annealing environment. Relatively, thermal treatment in oxygen environment improves the interface quality of HfO2/Ge stacks considerably, when compared with HfO2/Si stacks. Whereas, the forming gas annealing at a temperature of 400 degrees C was not so effective in improving the interface quality at HfO2/Si stack. The presence of induced negatively charged hydrogen atom in Ge lessens the Fermi level pinning at HfO2 and Ge interface.
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Pages (from-to)4556-4558
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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