Experimental determination of La2O3 thermal conductivity and its application to the thermal analysis of a-Ge/La2O3/c-Si laser annealing

L. Fornarini, J.C. Conde, C. Alvani, D. Olevano, S. Chiussi

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Rare earth oxides are emerging candidates for gate oxide films as they have high dielectric constants as well as promising crystal and electronic structures. Lanthanum oxide is one of them but, even if many of its properties are known, no data exist in literature on its thermal conductivity. In this work, La2O3thermal diffusivity has been measured by laser flash technique in the temperature range 300 K-1600 K and, from it, its thermal conductivity has been derived. Thermal diffusivity showed a decreasing trend from 2.7 * 10- 6 m2/s to 0.7 * 10- 6 m2/s while thermal conductivity decreases from 6 W/m/K to 2.1 W/m/K in the studied temperature range. Results have been applied to the thermal analysis of excimer laser annealing of La2O3/Si and a-Ge/La2O3/c-Si structures. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7400 - 7405
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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