Journal article

Characterization of a large area scanning PECVD deposition system with small size RF electrodes

Y Yin, L Hang, M Proschek, DR McKenzie, MMM Bilek, S Allan, J Han, S Rubanov, RDT Lauder, RB Godfrey

Thin Solid Films | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2006


We have conducted characterization of a scanning plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) system for producing controlled non-uniform deposition or etching profiles. Both self-bias and plasma potential showed that the plasma conditions were disturbed significantly when the source was very close to the chamber wall but electron temperature and ion density were not affected significantly. It was found that a very thin but long tail of parasitic deposition was present over the entire large substrate. To eliminate the parasitic deposition an aperture (plasma guarding house) was constructed and was found to eliminate the parasitic plasma deposition. Deposited silicon nitride and silicon ..

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