Electrode contact study for SiGe thin film operated at high temperature

Lionel Fabrice Houlet, Woosuck Shin, Maiko Nishibori, Noriya Izu, Toshio Itoh, Ichiro Matsubara

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A study on the electrode contact of the sputtered SiGe thin film is reported for application of devices working at high temperature. Surface morphological characterization with optical microscope and AFM (atomic force microscope) together with the electrical characterization by TLM measurements (transmission line method) were performed before and after aging at 500 °C for 24 h using various sputtered multilayer electrodes, Ti/Au/Ti, Ta/Pt/Ta and Ti/Pt/Ti, on 300-nm B-doped SiGe thin film deposited by magnetron sputtering and furnace crystallisation at high temperature. After aging at 500 °C for 24 h, the Ti/Au/Ti multilayer electrodes seriously degraded to be non-ohmic contact, showing rough surface morphology. The Ti/Pt/Ti metal layers showed the lowest specific contact, resistivity before and after aging, 1.46 × 10-3 Ω cm2 and 1.68 × 102 Ω cm2 respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4999-5006
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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