We have proposed a novel one-step method for synthesizing nano-particle composite porous low-k films. For the method, nano-particles as nano-building blocks and radicals as adhesives are produced in reactive discharge plasmas; both of them are transported to a substrate; and eventually nano-particles are co-deposited there together with radicals. Size of nano-particles is controlled by the duration of pulse rf discharge; their rapid transport of a velocity more than 60 cm/s is realized by pulse rf discharges with an amplitude modulation (AM) of the discharge voltage. The deposition rate with AM is 0.65 nm/s, which is 7 times as high as that without AM, while dielectric constant k 1.1-1.4 and porosity 60-63% of the films with AM are nearly equal to those without AM. Therefore deposition of porous low-k films using pulse rf discharges with AM is a promising method for increasing the deposition rate without varying the properties of films.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Issue number||Part 6|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 27 2008|
|Event||17th International Vacuum Congress, IVC 2007, 13th International Conference on Surface Science, ICSS 2007 and International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ICN+T 2007 - Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: Jul 2 2007 → Jul 6 2007
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)