Effect of UV lamp irradiation during oxidation of Zr/Pt/Si structure on electrical properties of Pt/ZrO 2 /Pt/Si structure

Joon Woo Bae, Jae Won Lim, Kouji Mimura, Masahito Uchikoshi, Takamichi Miyazaki, Minoru Isshiki

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Metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors were fabricated using ZrO 2 films and the effects of structural and native defects of the ZrO 2 films on the electrical and dielectric properties were investigated. For preparing ZrO 2 films, Zr films were deposited on Pt/Si substrates by ion beam deposition (IBD) system with/without substrate bias voltages and oxidized at 200 °C for 60 min under 0.1 MPa O 2 atmosphere with/without UV light irradiation (λ = 193 nm, Deep UV lamp). The ZrO 2 (∼12 nm) films on Pt(∼100 nm)/Si were characterized by X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), capacitance-voltage (C-V) and current-voltage (I-V) measurements were carried out on MIM structures. ZrO 2 films, fabricated by oxidizing the Zr film deposited with substrate bias voltage under UV light irradiation, show the highest capacitance (784 pF) and the lowest leakage current density. The active oxygen species formed by UV irradiation are considered to play an important role in the reduction of the leakage current density, because they can reduce the density of oxygen vacancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3518-3521
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 15


  • C-V
  • Defect
  • I-V
  • MIM capacitor
  • Substrate bias voltage
  • UV light irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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