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Analysis of 3-dimensional 4H-SiC MOS capacitors grown by atomic layer deposition of AL2O3

Lookup NU author(s): Idzdihar Idris, Professor Nick Wright, Dr Alton Horsfall


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© 2018 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. 3-Dimensional 4H-SiC metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors have been fabricated to determine the effect of the sidewall on the characteristics of 3-Dimentional gate structures. Al2O3 deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) was used as the gate dielectric layer on the trench structure. The 3-D MOS capacitors exhibit increasing accumulation capacitance with excellent linearity as the sidewall area increases, indicating that ALD results in a highly conformal dielectric film. The capacitance – voltage characteristics also show evidence of a second flatband voltage, located at a higher bias than that seen for purely planar devices on the same sample. We also observe that the oxide capacitance of planar and 3-D MOS capacitors increases with temperature. Finally, we have found that the 3-D MOS capacitor has a weaker temperature dependence of flatband voltage in comparison to the conventional planar MOS capacitor due to the incorporation of the (Formula Presented) plane in the sidewall.

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Author(s): Idris MI, Wright NG, Horsfall AB

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM 2017)

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 490-493

Online publication date: 01/06/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN: 0255-5476

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.4028/

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Series Title: Materials Science Forum

ISBN: 9783035711455