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Determining Specific Contact Resistivity of Contacts to Bulk Semiconductor Using a Two-Contact Circular Test Structure

Y Pan, AM Collins, AS Holland

2014 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROELECTRONICS PROCEEDINGS - MIEL 2014 | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

We present a numerical method to extract specific contact resistivity (SCR) for three-dimensional (3-D) contact structures using a two-electrode test structure. This method was developed using Finite Element Modeling (FEM). Experimental measurements were performed for contacts of 200 nm nickel (Ni) to p+-type germanium (Ge) substrates. The SCR obtained was (2.3-27) ×10-6 Ω·cm2 © 2014 IEEE.

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