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Application of thermal imaging methodology for plasma etching diagnosis
Author(s): Vipulkumar Patel; Walter F. Kosonocky; S. Ayyagari; Mehul Patel; Bawa Singh
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the application of thermal imaging by an infrared CCD TV camera with PtSi Schottky-barrier detectors for in-situ monitoring of plasma etching parameters. In-situ radiometric measurements were successfully employed for wafer temperature measurements and end-pint detection during plasma etching of polycrystalline silicon film on oxidized Si substrate for normal as well as oblique viewing. It was shown that thermal imaging can also be used for remote sensing of etch rate, heat of reaction and for measuring thermal time constants. The heat transfer coefficient of the thermal contact between the Si wafer and the water-cooled electrode can be determined from these measurements. The values of the heat transfer coefficients for the wafers just placed on the electrode without any provision of a good thermal contact were found to fall in the range of 8 to 12 J/m2-s-K and increased to about 200 J/m2-s-K when vacuum oil was used to improve the thermal contact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1594, Process Module Metrology, Control and Clustering, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56633
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Vipulkumar Patel, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Walter F. Kosonocky, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
S. Ayyagari, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Mehul Patel, Insight Inc. (United States)
Bawa Singh, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1594:
Process Module Metrology, Control and Clustering
Cecil J. Davis; Irving P. Herman; Terry R. Turner, Editor(s)

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