Reliability of ultrathin high-κ dielectrics on chemical-vapor deposited 2D semiconductors

Zhihao Yu, Hongkai Ning, Chao Ching Cheng, Weisheng Li, Lei Liu, Wanqing Meng, Zhongzhong Luo, Taotao Li, Songhua Cai, Peng Wang, Wen Hao Chang, Chao Hsin Chien, Yi Shi, Yong Xu, Lain Jong Li, Xinran Wang

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2D semiconductors are considered to be one of the most promising channel materials to extend transistor scaling. However, the integration of ultra-thin dielectrics on 2D semiconductors has been challenging, and the reliability has not been investigated to date. Here, using monolayer 3, 4, 9, 10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) molecules as interface layer, we realize EOT as low as 1.7 nm on large-area monolayer CVD MoS2. The reliability of ultrathin high-κ dielectric on 2D semiconductors is systematically studied for the first time. The median breakdown (BD) field of HfO2/PTCDA stack is over 8.42 MV/cm, which is two times that of HfO2/Si under the same EOT. Through TDDB we project that the gate dielectric can work reliably for 10 years under EBD = 6.5 MV/cm, which shows 85% improvement than HfO2/Si. The BD current increase rate in our gate stack is several orders of magnitude smaller than HfO2/Si. The excellent reliability suggests that molecular interfacial layer is a promising dielectric technology for 2D electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728188881
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event66th Annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2020 - Virtual, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 12 Dec 202018 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM
ISSN (Print)0163-1918


Conference66th Annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, San Francisco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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