Sub-100 nm silicon-nitride hard-mask for high aspect-ratio silicon fins

V. Jovanović, S. Milosavljević, L. K. Nanver, T. Suligoj, P. Biljanović

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Abstract

A method for using hard-masks to achieve sub- 100 nm patterning of silicon is described. The process flow involves anisotropic etching of the silicon with spacers forming the hard-mask. Silicon dioxide and silicon nitride are investigated as possible spacer materials. Silicon nitride is shown to have advantages due to a better etch selectivity during the removal of the sacrificial island around which the spacers are formed. It is demonstrated that nitride spacers can be used as hard-masks for the reactive-ion etching (RIE) of silicon. Vertical silicon fins, 690 nm high and processed with an aspect-ratio of 29:1 and smooth sidewalls, were achieved on <110> bulk silicon wafers when silicon wet etching with TMAH was applied. A planarized oxide trench isolation of the base of the TMAH-etched fins is demonstrated. It opens the possibility of processing FinFETs with different channel-widths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages62-66
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventMIPRO 2007 - 30th Jubilee International Convention: Microelectronics, Electronics and Electronic Technologies, Hypermedia and Grid Systems, MEET /HGS - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 200725 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceMIPRO 2007 - 30th Jubilee International Convention: Microelectronics, Electronics and Electronic Technologies, Hypermedia and Grid Systems, MEET /HGS
Abbreviated titleMIPRO 2007
CountryCroatia
CityOpatija
Period21/05/0725/05/07

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