Atomic-layer deposition of TiO2 thin films with a thermally stable (CpMe5)Ti(OMe)3 precursor

Title
Atomic-layer deposition of TiO2 thin films with a thermally stable (CpMe5)Ti(OMe)3 precursor
Authors
김진상원성옥김성근정홍근Yongjoo ParkTae Joo Park
Keywords
atomic layer deposition; TiO2; High temperature; Titanium precursor
Issue Date
2021-06
Publisher
Applied surface science
Citation
VOL 550, 149381
Abstract
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) of TiO2 films from (CpMe5)Ti(OMe)3 as precursor and O3 as co-reactant was examined. The high thermal stability of (CpMe5)Ti(OMe)3 enabled ALD reaction up to a high temperature of 345 °C. A wide temperature window from 182 to 345 °C was achieved in the ALD process, and the growth per cycle increased with increasing the temperature from 0.025 to 0.06 nm/cycle in the ALD window. The impurity content of the films decreased with increasing growth temperature. Above 291 °C, the carbon content in the films decreased to the level in a single crystalline Si substrate. The morphology with patterns spreading radially from the multiple points developed above 236 °C, and the size of the grains decreased as the growth temperature increased. Eventually, a uniform morphology with fine grains was obtained at temperatures > 300 °C. The films grown at the high temperatures exhibited superior dielectric properties. Other common metalorganic precursors of Ti usually restrict the use of high-temperature ALD because they are thermally unstable and decompose below 300 °C. Therefore, (CpMe5)Ti(OMe)3 is favorable for forming dense and high-purity TiO2 films by ALD.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/72948
ISSN
0169-4332
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