Copper Film Growth by Chemical Vapor Deposition: Influence of the Seeding Layer

ICB seeding에 의한 CVD Cu 박막의 증착 및 특성 분석

  • Yoon, Kyoung-Ryul (Dept. of Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Choi, Doo-Jin (Dept. of Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Seok (Dept. of Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Hwan (Dept. of Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Koh, Seok-Keun (Div. of Ceramics, Korea Institute of Science & Technology)
  • 윤경렬 (연세대학교 세라믹공학과) ;
  • 최두진 (연세대학교 세라믹공학과) ;
  • 김석 (연세대학교 세라믹공학과) ;
  • 김기환 (연세대학교 세라믹공학과) ;
  • 고석근 (한국과학기술연구원 세라믹스부)
  • Published : 1996.07.01


Cu films were deposited by chemical wapor deposition on the as-received substrates (TiN/Si) and three kinds of Cu-seeded substrates (Cu/TiN/Si) which had seeding layer in the thick ness of 5 ${\AA}$ and 130 ${\AA}$ coated by ICB(Ionized Cluster Beam) method. The effect of Cu seeding layers on the growth rate, crystallinity, grain size uniformity and film adhesion strength of final CVD-Cu films was investigated by scanning eletron microscopy(SEM), X-ray diffractometry and scratch test. The growth rate was found to incresase somewhat in the case of ICB-seeding. The XRD patterns of the Cu films on the as-received substrate and ICB Cu-seeded substrates exhibited the diffraction peaks corresponding to FCC phase, but the peak intensity ratio($I_{111}/I_{200}$) of Cu films deposited on the ICB Cu-seeded substrates increased compared with that of Cu films on the as-received substrate. The resistivity of final Cu film on 40 ${\AA}$ seeded substrate was observed as the lowest value, 2.42 $\mu\Omega\cdot$cm compared with other Cu films. In adhesion test, as the seeding thickness increased from zero to 130 ${\AA}$, the adhesion strength increased from 21N to 27N.



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