Studies on the etching characteristics of PZT thin films using inductively coupled plasma

고밀도 플라즈마에 의한 PZT 박막의 식각특성 연구

  • 안태현 (중앙대학교 전자전기공학부) ;
  • 김창일 (중앙대학교 전자전기공학부) ;
  • 장의구 (중앙대학교 전자전기공학부) ;
  • 서용진 (대불대학교 전기전자공학부)
  • Published : 2000.03.01


In this study PZT etching was performed using planar inductively coupled Ar/Cl$_2$/BCI$_3$ plasma. The etch rate of PZT film was 2450 $\AA$/min at Ar(20)/BCl$_3$(80) gas mixing ratio and substrate temperature of 8$0^{\circ}C$. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS) analysis for films composition of etched PZT surface was utilized. The chemical bond of PbO is broken by ion bombardment and Cl radical, and the peak of metal Pb in a Pb 4f narrow scan begins to appear upon etching. As increasing additive BCl$_3$content the relative content of oxygen decreases rapidly in contrast with etch rate of PZT thin film. So we though that the etch rate of PZT thin film increased because abundant B and BCl radicals made volatile oxy-compound such as B$_{x}$/O$_{y}$ and/or BClO$_{x}$ bond. We achieved etch profile of about 80$^{\circ}$ at Ar(20)/BCl$_3$(80) gas mixing condition and substrate temperature of 8$0^{\circ}C$TEX>X>.


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