Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Electrical Conduction Mechanisms in Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) Structure with TiOxNy Thin Films Deposited with Different O/N Ratios

Full text
Libardi, Juliano [1] ; Grigorov, Korneli G. [1, 2] ; Moraes, Rodrigo S. [1] ; Guerino, Marciel [1] ; Da Silva Sobrinho, Argemiro S. [1] ; Massi, Marcos [1, 3]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Technol Inst Aeronaut ITA, Dept Phys, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Space Res & Technol Inst, Sofia 1113 - Bulgaria
[3] Fed Univ Sao Paulo ICT, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Electronic Materials; v. 44, n. 1, p. 103-109, JAN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 4

In this work, the current-voltage characteristics of titanium oxynitride thin films were measured and the charge carrier transport mechanisms established as a function of film composition. The films were deposited by magnetron sputtering, where the oxygen/nitrogen ratio was varied via a pulsing technique to enable the achievement of desired concentrations. Thus, the obtained films showed metallic titanium nitrate (TiN) or semiconductor titanium dioxide (TiO2) character and were used to fabricate metal-insulator-metal structures. An ohmic conduction mechanism was identified in the films with higher nitrogen incorporation or presenting TiN-rich phase. Decrease in the nitrogen content resulted in films with TiO2-rich phase. In this case, Poole-Frenkel and space-charge-limited current conduction mechanisms were observed. The dielectric constants were calculated from the high-frequency capacitance-voltage dependences, with a reduction from 10 to 3 being observed due to the stoichiometric changes and probable incorporation of defects into the film structure. Finally, the film composition and structural characteristics of the films were revealed by Rutherford backscattering and x-ray diffraction techniques, respectively. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/11294-7 - Deposition of TiO2 Thin Films using plasma technology for applications in microelectronics
Grantee:Juliano Libardi
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate