Room Temperature-Processed TiO2 MIM Capacitors for DRAM Applications

  • Revathy PadmanabhanEmail author
  • Navakanta Bhat
  • S. Mohan
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We report the room temperature fabrication of Ta/TiO2/Ta metal–insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors (mainly, for DRAM applications). The fabricated devices show high capacitance density (~15 fF/μm2), and low leakage current density of 6.4 × 10−8 A/cm2 (27 °C) and 3.3 × 10−6 A/cm2 (125 °C) at −1 V. We analyze the electrical and material characteristics of the fabricated capacitors, and compare the device performance of these capacitors with other TiO2 and TiO2-based MIM capacitors reported in recent literature.


Metal-insulator-metal (MIM) Ta TiO2 


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This work was supported by the Ministry for Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India, under the Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) project. The authors would like to thank Mr. Sangeeth K for his assistance in obtaining SEM images, and Mr. Venkateswaran S for his assistance in obtaining XPS data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Revathy Padmanabhan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Navakanta Bhat
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Mohan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Communication EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE)Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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