Photoresist ashing technology using N2/O2 ferrite-core ICP in the dual damascene process

Hyoun Woo Kim, Ju Hyun Myung, Jong Woo Lee, Hyung Sun Kim, Keeho Kim, Jeong Yeol Jang, Tae Ho Yoon, Sung Kyeong Kim, Dae Kyu Choi, Chin Wook Chung, Geun Young Yeom, Jae Min Myoung, Hyoung June Kim

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The characteristics of the photoresist (PR) ashing process with respect to the dual damascene structure in its low-k materials scheme were investigated. The O2 plasma used in the conventional PR ashing oxidizes low-k material and makes an SiO2-like layer, which causes the increase of the dielectric constant and the leakage current. The oxygen contributes to damaging the low-k material by breaking the Si-CH3 and C-H bonds and thus by changing the low-k dielectric layer to the SiO2-like material, which can be easily removed by the HF solution. The optimized condition for high PR ashing rate and low ashing damage was achieved with the help of O2/(N2 + O2) gas flow ratio of 0.1. It was observed that the ashing process removes both PR on top of the structure and inside the via hole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5040-5042
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume41
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 1

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Photoresists
Ferrite
Leakage currents
Flow of gases
Permittivity
Oxygen
Plasmas

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kim, H. W., Myung, J. H., Lee, J. W., Kim, H. S., Kim, K., Jang, J. Y., ... Kim, H. J. (2006). Photoresist ashing technology using N2/O2 ferrite-core ICP in the dual damascene process. Journal of Materials Science, 41(15), 5040-5042. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-006-0132-6
Kim, Hyoun Woo ; Myung, Ju Hyun ; Lee, Jong Woo ; Kim, Hyung Sun ; Kim, Keeho ; Jang, Jeong Yeol ; Yoon, Tae Ho ; Kim, Sung Kyeong ; Choi, Dae Kyu ; Chung, Chin Wook ; Yeom, Geun Young ; Myoung, Jae Min ; Kim, Hyoung June. / Photoresist ashing technology using N2/O2 ferrite-core ICP in the dual damascene process. In: Journal of Materials Science. 2006 ; Vol. 41, No. 15. pp. 5040-5042.
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Photoresist ashing technology using N2/O2 ferrite-core ICP in the dual damascene process. / Kim, Hyoun Woo; Myung, Ju Hyun; Lee, Jong Woo; Kim, Hyung Sun; Kim, Keeho; Jang, Jeong Yeol; Yoon, Tae Ho; Kim, Sung Kyeong; Choi, Dae Kyu; Chung, Chin Wook; Yeom, Geun Young; Myoung, Jae Min; Kim, Hyoung June.

In: Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 41, No. 15, 01.08.2006, p. 5040-5042.

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