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IEEE T-ED
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Multilayer At03-Si02Combination (MASC) Films as a Partial H2 Diffusion Barrier for Use on Ge Surfaces

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Multilayer AI20s-Si02combination (MASe) films are shown to be superior to 8i02films for Ge surface passivation during a forming-gas annealing cycle. The Ahos is apparently much less permeable to H2 than is Si02• Hydrogen easily permeates 8i02, producing a high density of surface acceptor states on the Ge. Even in the absence of hydrogen exposure, the surface-state and fixed-charge densities under MASC films are reduced by a factor of 2 or more as compared to pyrolytic Si02 films. Copyright © 1969 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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01 Jan 1968

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IEEE T-ED

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