Characterization of Oxide Films on SiC Epitaxial (000-1) Faces by Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy Measurements Using Synchrotron Radiation
Thermal oxide films on SiC epitaxial (000-1) C-faces have been characterized by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (AR-PES). The structure of wet oxide/SiC C-face interface was compared with that of dry oxide/SiC C-face, as well as that of dry oxide/SiC Si-face, in order to clarify why a MOS device of SiC C-face achieved good electrical properties. The improvement in electrical properties was confirmed by AR-PES measurements, evidencing differences in binding energy between SiC and the Si4+ components in Si2p and valence band region, and in binding energy between SiC and the CHx components in C1s. The reason for the improvement in electrical property of MOS devices by use of SiC C-face are discussed in terms of depth profiles of oxide films calculated from the AR-PES results.
Roberta Nipoti, Antonella Poggi and Andrea Scorzoni
Y. Hijikata et al., "Characterization of Oxide Films on SiC Epitaxial (000-1) Faces by Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy Measurements Using Synchrotron Radiation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 483-485, pp. 585-588, 2005