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In Situ Reflectivity Measurement In A Rapid Isothermal Processor For Platinum Silicide Formation Kinetics Study
Author(s): Jean-Marie Dilhac; Christian Ganibal; Thierry Castan
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Paper Abstract

The reflectivity of thin film platinum silicide was measured, by means of a He - Ne laser, when samples of platinum films deposited on top of silicon wafers were annealed in a rapid thermal processor. This processor consists of two rows of tungsten - halogen quartz lamps placed above and below a quartz processing chamber. The thermal cycles consisted of a fast heating (about 200°C/s), followed by an isothermal plateau at temperatures ranging between 410 and 600°C. Films reflectivities dropped in two stages, due to the reaction between platinum and silicon. This two-stage drop was identified as due to the transformation of the platinum film, first into Pt2Si, and then into PtSi. The amounts of time required to complete the transformations were found to be in good agreement with the Arrhenius laws derived from the work of J.T. Pan and I.A. Blech on isothermal low-temperature (220 -330°C) sintering of platinum films on silicon, who unambigously established the correlation between reflectivity changes and silicide formation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1189, Rapid Isothermal Processing, (6 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963967
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Marie Dilhac, Laboratoire d'Automatique et d'Analyse des Systemes du CNRS (France)
Christian Ganibal, Laboratoire d'Automatique et d'Analyse des Systemes du CNRS (France)
Thierry Castan, MOTOROLA Semiconducteurs (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1189:
Rapid Isothermal Processing
Rajendra Singh, Editor(s)

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