Polycrystallization effects on the nanoscale electrical properties of high-k dielectrics

Mario Lanza, Vanessa Iglesias, Marc Porti, Montse Nafria, Xavier Aymerich

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In this study, atomic force microscopy-related techniques have been used to investigate, at the nanoscale, how the polycrystallization of an Al2O3-based gate stack, after a thermal annealing process, affects the variability of its electrical properties. The impact of an electrical stress on the electrical conduction and the charge trapping of amorphous and polycrystalline Al2O3 layers have been also analyzed. © 2011 Lanza et al.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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