Advances in processing and properties of perovskite thin-films for frams, drams, and decoupling capacitors

Sandwip Dey, C. K. Barlingay, J. J. Lee, T. K. Gloerstad, C. T A Suchicital

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Highly oriented, dense, and crack-free ferroelectric and paraelectric thin-films on three inch diameter Pt/Ti/Si3N4/Si (100) substrates were obtained by polymeric sol-gel processing. Ferroelectric PZT thin-films were fabricated at temperatures as low as SSO'C within 15 minutes by rapid thermal annealing. The Alms heat treated at 700 ‘C for 5 minutes were single grain thick and exhibited Pr, Psp, and Ec in the ranges of 29–32 μC/cm2, 44–53 μ'C/cm2, and 50–60 kV/cm, respectively, and high speed switching times below 5 ns on 30×30 μm2 electrodes. A switching time of 2.7 ns was observed on 19×19 μm2 area electrodes at a field of 200 kV/cm. Results of low and high Held characterization on paraelectric PLT thin-films which were conventionally heat treated indicated that it has an excellent potential for use in ULSI DRAMs and as decoupling capacitors. These films showed a high charge storage density (15 C/cm2) and a low leakage current (0.5 μA/cm2) at a field of 200 kV/cm. Also, the charging time for a capacitor area of 1μm2 at 200 kV/cm was estimated to be 0.10 ns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-194
Number of pages14
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Jul 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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