U. S. Patent 6,613,677

Semiconductor patent


A semiconductor processing method capable of producing highly ordered, ultra thin dielectrics, including gate oxide and other semiconductor dielectrics, and interphase phases with low defect density. The process includes a degrease step, an etch, primary oxidation and then a passivation step which utilizes hydrofluoric acid to passivate the cleaned silicon surface with hydrogen. Dielectric layers may then be formed with low interface defect density, low flat band voltages and low fixed charge on semiconductor substrates.

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