The depth profile of the HfO2 Si interface grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) has been investigated by high-resolution x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation beam and low energy Ar+ sputtering. At the interfacial layer, the Hf 4f spectra show a Hf silicide state without a Hf silicate signal. The O 1s and Si 2p spectra show weakly two silicon oxidation states of SiO and SiO2. The data suggest an inward reaction of the Hf and O species into the Si substrate during the MBE growth. The valence band offset (Δ EV) of ∼3.5 eV is obtained for the HfO2 Si interface by measuring the valence-band edges of HfO2 and Si.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering