Pattern evolution studies in STI CMP via real-time shear and down force spectral analyses

Y. Sampurno, F. Sudargho, Y. Zhuang, T. Ashizawa, H. Morishima, Ara Philipossian

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Abstract

This study explores the transition of force spectral fingerprints of STT CMP during early evolution of wafer topography and layer transition from silicon dioxide to silicon nitride. Polishing was done with a novel polisher and tribometer capable of measuring shear force and down force in real-time. Fast Fourier Transformation is performed to convert the force data from time to frequency domain and to illustrate the amplitude distribution of the force. Such frequency spectra provide in-depth insights into the interactions among abrasive particles, pad and wafer. STI patterned wafers are over-polished using cerium oxide slurry. Results show that shear force increases during polishing when the HDP oxide layer is removed thus exposing the Si3N 4 layer. Unique and consistent spectral fingerprints are generated showing significant changes in several fundamental peaks during the early evolution of wafer topography and subsequent layer transition to silicon nitride polishing. Variance of force is also plotted to show the progression of pattern evolution. Results show that a combination of unique spectral fingerprinting and analysis of force variance (based on shear and down force) can be used to monitor in real-time the polishing progress during STI CMP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings - 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008
Pages48-53
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008 - Fremont, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2008Mar 6 2008

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Other13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityFremont, CA
Period3/4/083/6/08

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Polishing
Silicon nitride
Topography
Oxides
Cerium
Abrasives
Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sampurno, Y., Sudargho, F., Zhuang, Y., Ashizawa, T., Morishima, H., & Philipossian, A. (2008). Pattern evolution studies in STI CMP via real-time shear and down force spectral analyses. In 2008 Proceedings - 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008 (pp. 48-53)

Pattern evolution studies in STI CMP via real-time shear and down force spectral analyses. / Sampurno, Y.; Sudargho, F.; Zhuang, Y.; Ashizawa, T.; Morishima, H.; Philipossian, Ara.

2008 Proceedings - 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008. 2008. p. 48-53.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sampurno, Y, Sudargho, F, Zhuang, Y, Ashizawa, T, Morishima, H & Philipossian, A 2008, Pattern evolution studies in STI CMP via real-time shear and down force spectral analyses. in 2008 Proceedings - 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008. pp. 48-53, 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008, Fremont, CA, United States, 3/4/08.
Sampurno Y, Sudargho F, Zhuang Y, Ashizawa T, Morishima H, Philipossian A. Pattern evolution studies in STI CMP via real-time shear and down force spectral analyses. In 2008 Proceedings - 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008. 2008. p. 48-53
Sampurno, Y. ; Sudargho, F. ; Zhuang, Y. ; Ashizawa, T. ; Morishima, H. ; Philipossian, Ara. / Pattern evolution studies in STI CMP via real-time shear and down force spectral analyses. 2008 Proceedings - 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization for ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, CMP-MIC 2008. 2008. pp. 48-53
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