In this work, the electrical properties of Al2O3 films deposited by reactive ion sputtering were investigated by means of morphological, chemical and electrical characterizations. We observe that the electron trapping affecting the insulating layer is mitigated after a rapid thermal annealing (RTA) treatment. The RTA improved also the permittivity (up to 6ε0), although the negative fixed charge remains in the order of 1012 cm−2. However, the temperature dependent electrical investigation of the metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitors demonstrates that the room temperature Fowler-Nordheim electron barrier height of 2.37 eV lies between the values expected for SiO2/4H-SiC and Al2O3/4H-SiC systems.
1 Apr 2019
Volume: 93 Pages: 290-294
Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing