SiGe-on-insulator (SGOI) substrates with different Ge fractions (Ge%) were fabricated using Ge condensation technique. High acceptor concentration (NA) in SGOI layer and interface-trap density (Dit) at SGOI/buried oxide (BOX) interface were found by using back-gate metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor method. For the reduction of high NA and Dit, Al deposition and the subsequent post-deposition annealing (Al-PDA) were carried out. As a comparison, a forming gas annealing (FGA) was also performed in H2 ambient. It was found that both Al-PDA and FGA effectively reduced NA and Dit for low-Ge% SGOI. However, with an increase in Ge%, FGA became less effective while Al-PDA was very effective for the reduction of NA and Dit.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry