Achievement of low parasitic resistance in Ge n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor using an embedded TiN-source/drain structure

Y. Nagatomi, T. Tateyama, S. Tanaka, K. Yamamoto, D. Wang, H. Nakashima

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We investigated the source/drain (S/D) parasitic resistance (R P) of a Ge n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (n-MOSFET) with TiN-S/D. The R P was as high as ∼1400 Ω, which is attributed to a very thin amorphous interlayer (a-IL) at a TiN/Ge interface. To solve this problem, n-MOSFETs with an embedded S/D structure were fabricated, of which the S/D was formed by the etching of a Ge layer using 0.03%-H2O2 solution followed by TiN sputter deposition. The electrical performances were investigated for devices with etching depths in the range of 2-22 nm. The devices with etching depths of 2-5 nm did not work. The devices with etching depths of 12-15 nm showed a quite normal transistor operation, and the R P was as low as ∼130 Ω, which is comparable to that of a p-MOSFET with PtGe-S/D. However, R Ps of the devices with etching depths of ∼22 nm was considerably high. The reason for these results is discussed on the basis of an a-IL formation at the sidewall of the engraved S/D region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035001
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 24 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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