We have investigated chemical-state-resolved in-depth profiles of SiO 2/SiN stack films using angular-dependent photoemission spectroscopy and maximum-entropy method (MEM). MEM enables to reproduce the gate-stack structure from angular-dependence of core-level spectra, and it is utilized to determine atomic concentration of the interfacial layer. In-depth profile of the SiO2/SiN stack film reveals that the SiO2 layer is distributed in the surface region and that the SiN layer is partly oxidized, which is well related to nitrogen bonding states analyzed by angular-dependence of N1 s core-level spectra.
- Angular-dependent photoemssion spectroscopy
- Chemical- State-resolved in-depth profile
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry