Accession Number : AD0647891

Title :   HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN FILMS FOR MICROCIRCUITS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 6, 1 Jun-31 Aug 66,

Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA SOMERVILLE N J DEFENSE MICROELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s) : Huber,Franz ; Laznovsky,William ; Witt,Walter

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A new sputtering system was designed and built with a vertical arrangement of electrodes to permit deposition of metal films free from pin holes. A hexagonally shaped substrate holder, which rotates to six different positions, allows performance of five sputtering runs without breaking the vacuum. A sputtering rate as high as 1500 A/min was achieved. A number of thin film hafnium dioxide capacitors were fabricated onto silicon substrates. Three different approaches were tested: (1) Silicon substrates passivated with a thermally grown oxide are used without making electrical contact between the hafnium film and the silicon substrates. (2) Windows etched into the SiO2 layer established ohmic contact between the silicon substrate (P-type) and the hafnium film which is partically converted into dielectric hafnium dioxide. (3) Hafnium metal completely converted into oxide. In another series of experiments, metal oxide semiconductor transistors were fabricated and studied with anodically formed HfO2 used as the gate insulator. A surface state density, N sub ss, of 13 x 10 to the 11th power states/sq cm was determined by capacitance - voltage measurements. This performance is comparable to thermally grown SiO2. The main advantage in using HfO2 for gate insulators are the high dielectric constant and the good dielectric properties of anodically grown oxides. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CAPACITORS, *FILMS), (*MICROELECTRONICS, *CIRCUITS), HAFNIUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, SPUTTERING, ANODIC COATINGS, METAL FILMS, SEMICONDUCTORS, TRANSISTORS, HAFNIUM, SUBSTRATES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE