DescriptionPlasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition has been proposed as a suitable technique to grow metals . In this work, we develop hot-wire assisted ALD (HWALD) where plasma is replaced by a tungsten filament heated up to 1700-2000 oC. Molecular H2 can efficiently dissociate on a heated filament, generating atomic hydrogen (at-H) . In the current approach we utilize HWALD of tungsten (W) by alternating pulses of WF6 and at-H. A 100-nm SiO2 thermally grown on Si wafer was used as a substrate to enable electrical characterization of W films. Due to slow nucleation of W on SiO2, a 2-5 nm thin seed layer of W was pre-formed prior to ALD by (i) depositing a 5 nm amorphous Si (a-Si) layer using Si2H6 and (ii) introducing WF6 to convert the a-Si into a W layer. The growth behaviour was monitored in real time by an in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometer (SE).
|Period||28 Jun 2015 → 1 Jul 2015|
|Event title||15th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition 2015|
|Location||Portland, United States, Oregon|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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Comparison of tungsten films grown by CVD and hot-wire assisted atomic layer deposition in a cold-wall reactor
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