We investigated doping material selection for multilayer graphene (MLG) interconnects and a passivation process to stabilize the doped state. Intercalation doping with Br2, FeCl3, and MoCl5 was compared in terms of doping ability and robustness against environmental effects, which are exacerbated by miniaturization. We found that MoCl5 was advantageous for miniaturization. We hypothesized that environmental stability would be enhanced by partially oxidizing MoCl5 and avoiding hydrolysis by water vapor in air. To test this, we examined a passivation process by dry oxygen exposure. We verified that the doping effect was improved and that intercalated material (MoCl5) was partially oxidized and confined in the MLG.
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