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16 April 1993 Deep trench process performance enhancements in an MERIE reactor
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Proceedings Volume 1803, Advanced Techniques for Integrated Circuit Processing II; (1993)
Event: Microelectronic Processing '92, 1992, San Jose, CA, United States
The development of a 16 Mb DRAM capable, deep trench etch in an applied materials P5000E, 200 mm, reactor is discussed in this paper. In order to meet the stringent device requirements extensive system modification, better process control tool development, and process optimization were necessary. The system modification activities have included: (1) a monopolar electrostatic chuck in place of the normal mechanical clamp to reduce trench profile tilt at the wafer edge, (2) an increase in cathode size, and (3) magnetic field modification. Both (2) and (3) improved the trench etch rate uniformity. For better process control, a blue laser diffraction etch rate monitor system has been demonstrated for 0.8 micrometers X 4 to approximately 7 micrometers 16 Mb trenches using two chemistries, HBr/SiF4/He-O2 and HBr/NF3/He-O2. By means of process optimization, both HBr/SiF4/He-O2 and HBr/NF3/He-O2 chemistries are able to meet the requirements for 16 Mb trench.
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Jim Su, Graham W. Hills, Manush Birang, James A. Bondur, T. Fukamachi, S. Ohki, and S. Kitamura "Deep trench process performance enhancements in an MERIE reactor", Proc. SPIE 1803, Advanced Techniques for Integrated Circuit Processing II, (16 April 1993);


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