Dielectric and insulating properties of SrTiO3/Si heterostructure controlled by cation concentration

Fang Yang, Zhen Zhong Yang, Wen Tao Li, Feng Miao Li, Xue Tao Zhu, Lin Gu, H. D. Lee, S. Shubeita, C. Xu, T. Gustafsson, Jian Dong Guo

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SrTiO3 films with different cation concentration were deposited on Si(001) substrates by oxide molecular beam epitaxy. An amorphous layer was observed at the interface whose thickness depends on the oxygen pressure and the substrate temperature during growth. Although lowering the oxygen vacancy concentration in SrTiO3 led to better insulating performance as indicated by the lowered leakage current density of the heterostructure, the dielectric performance was deteriorated because of the thickened interfacial layer that dominated the capacitance of SrTiO3/Si heterostructure. Instead of adjusting the oxygen vacancy concentration, we propose that controlling the film cation concentration is an effective way to tune the dielectric and insulating properties of SrTiO3/Si at the same time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2404-2409
Number of pages6
JournalScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


  • Cation concentration
  • Film stoichiometry
  • Interfacial layer
  • Oxide films
  • Oxide heterostructure


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