Influence of Wet Cleaning on Tungsten Deposited with Different Techniques
Tungsten is a metal widely used for interconnections. As a consequence of more stringent requirements in terms of aspect ratio deriving from device shrinking, the filling of W plugs is becoming more and more critical and new deposition techniques need to be employed to properly fill contacts and trenches. For example ALD nucleation layers need to be coupled to CVD deposition. Since physical-chemical properties of W are heavily influenced by deposition techniques, the effect of wet cleanings on different kind of W needs to be fully understood in order to avoid any kind of W corrosion or recession during wet cleaning with W exposed. In this paper the effect of several chemicals commonly used in BEOL wet cleanings for polymer removal, has been investigated on W films deriving from both CVD and ALD deposition techniques.
Paul Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
A. Votta et al., "Influence of Wet Cleaning on Tungsten Deposited with Different Techniques", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 145-146, pp. 197-200, 2009