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Title: Characterisation of metal pattern density and metal stack composition on chlorine residues from the metal etch process
Authors: Loong, S.Y.
Lee, H.K. 
Zhou, M.S.
Chan, L.H.
Premachandran, V.
Keywords: Capillary Electrophoresis
Chlorine
Corrosion
Failure
Metal etching
Issue Date: 1998
Source: Loong, S.Y., Lee, H.K., Zhou, M.S., Chan, L.H., Premachandran, V. (1998). Characterisation of metal pattern density and metal stack composition on chlorine residues from the metal etch process. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 3508 : 170-180. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.324025
Abstract: The corrosion of aluminium metal from chlorine plasma etching causes major backend interconnects failure especially when the metal line-width shrinks to sub-half micron geometry. The reason for the corrosion is related to the low volatility and the insufficient removal of residual chlorine by-products which leads to the galvanic attack of the etched metal lines. In this paper, a systematic Capillary Electrophoresis analysis of the residual chlorine on wafer surfaces is presented, the experimental results and analysis show that the amount of chlorine residues on wafer surfaces is strongly dependence on the metal pattern density and the metal stack composition.
Source Title: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/77412
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.324025
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