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Chemical Vapor Deposition of Tungsten and Tungsten Silicides for VLSI/ ULSI Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815512882, 9780815516408

Chemical Vapor Deposition of Tungsten and Tungsten Silicides for VLSI/ ULSI Applications

1st Edition

Author: John E.J. Schmitz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815512882
eBook ISBN: 9780815516408
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1992
Page Count: 251
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This monograph condenses the relevant and pertinent literature on blanket and selective CVD of tungsten (W) into a single manageable volume. The book supplies the reader with the necessary background to bring up, fine tune, and successfully maintain a CVD-W process in a production set-up. Materials deposition chemistry, equipment, process technology, developments, and applications are described.


Engineers and technologists in the semiconductor, optoelectronic, optics, cutting tool, refractory fibers, filter and other industries.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 1.1 Scaling down 1.2 Electrical contacts 1.3 Device reliability 1.4 Contact planarization and design rules
  2. The Blanket Tungsten Approach 2.1 Principal steps 2.2 Tungsten adhesion 2.3 Blanket deposition of tungsten 2.4 Etch back of blanket tungsten 2.5 Degree of planarization and the contact diameter 2.6 Blanket tungsten material characterization
  3. The Selective Tungsten Approach 3.1 Principal steps 3.2 Types of substrates 3.3 Types of dielectric layers 3.4 Chemistry of selective tungsten 3.5 Mechanisms of selectivity loss 3.6 Electrical characterization
  4. Blanket Versus Selective Tungsten 4.1 Feasibility of selective and blanket contact or via fill 4.2 Costs of the contact/via fill process 4.3 World wide status of CVD of tungsten 4.4 Conclusion
  5. Tungsten as Interconnect Material 5.1 Weaknesses of aluminum internconnects 5.2 Tungsten interconnects 5.3 Issues of tungsten interconnects
  6. The Chemistry of CVD-W and Properties of Tungsten 6.1 CVD tungsten source material 6.2 Experimental deposition rate relations obtained for the H2/WF6 chemistry 6.3 Some properties of tungsten 6.4 Contamination issues in CVD-W
  7. The Deposition Equipment 7.1 Hot wall reactors 7.2 Cold wall reactors 7.3 Industrial reactors 7.4 Future reactor developments
  8. Miscellaneous 8.1 Tungsten gates 8.2 Selective growth on implanted oxide 8.3 Buried tungsten 8.4 Alternative deposition techniques 8.5 Alternative plug processes
  9. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Tungsten Silicide 9.1 Introduction 9.2 WSix for polycide applications 9.3 Silicide deposition methods 9.4 CVD of WSix 9.5 CVD-WSix based on SiH4/WF6 chemistry 9.6 WSix based on SiH2Cl2/WF6 chemistry 9.7 Fluorine content in CVD-WSix films 9.8 Stress in CVD-WSix films 9.9 Step coverage of CVD-WSix films 9.10 Conclusions References Author Index Subject Index Appendix: Unit Cells of W and WSi2


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About the Author

John E.J. Schmitz

Affiliations and Expertise

Philips Semiconductor; former COO of SEMATECH


"After reading this book, an engineer should have all the necessary background." - European Semiconductor

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