Accession Number : ADP007932

Title :   Oriented Aluminum Films on Silicon by Direct Ion Beam Deposition,

Corporate Author : OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Personal Author(s) : Zuhr, R. A. ; Haynes, T. E.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The formation of metal films on Si at low temperatures is of fundamental interest in thin film physics, as well as a key step in the processing of integrated circuits for microelectronics. If grain size and uniformity could be controlled in the Al metallization used in semiconductor manufacturing, the reliability of such conductors, particularly during thermal cycling, could be greatly improved. One possible way to achieve such control is through the introduction of energy in the form of energetic ions during film growth. The A1 on Si system is especially interesting, not only because A1 is presently the conductor of choice for microelectronics fabrication, but also because the system exhibits unusual interface properties. It has been demonstrated that oriented crystalline A1 films can be grown on Si(111) and Si(100) surfaces at room temperature by the technique of ionized cluster beam deposition (ICB), even though there is a large mismatch in the size of the respective lattices (25%). It is important to determine whether similar oriented growth can be achieved by other thin film deposition techniques and to understand the significant deposition parameters. In this paper we will study the formation of oriented Al films on Si by direct deposition from a low-energy mass-analyzed ion beam.

Descriptors :   *X RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY, *DIAMONDS, *GALLIUM ARSENIDES, *SURFACE CHEMISTRY, CONTROL, DEPOSITION, FABRICATION, GRAIN SIZE, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, INTERFACES, ION BEAMS, LOW ENERGY, MANUFACTURING, MASS, METAL FILMS, MICROELECTRONICS, PARAMETERS, PROCESSING, RELIABILITY, ROOM TEMPERATURE, SELECTION, SEMICONDUCTORS, SURFACES, THIN FILMS, ATOMIC BEAMS, CHLORINE, FLUORINE.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE