Growth chemistry and interfacial properties of silicon oxynitride and metal oxide ultrathin films on silicon

H. C. Lu, E. Gusev, N. Yasuda, M. Green, G. Alers, E. Garfunkel, T. Gustafsson

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We summarize some recent work on the formation mechanisms, structure and composition of oxynitride and high-K films, as investigated by high-resolution medium-energy ion scattering (MEIS). We show that nitridation of a silicon oxide thin film takes place through transport of NO molecules to the oxide/silicon interface. Ta2O5 films on Si have a compositionally graded oxide, breaking up at high annealing temperatures. A thin buffer layer of Si3N4 can prevent this.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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