# Chemical vapour deposition of thin copper films using a new metalorganic precursor

Goswami, J and Raghunathan, L and Devi, A and Shivashankar, SA and Chandrasekaran, S (1996) Chemical vapour deposition of thin copper films using a new metalorganic precursor. In: Journal of Materials Science Letters, 15 (7). pp. 573-575.

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## Abstract

Because of concerns about its reliability and its effects on the speed of electronic devices, serious questions have been raised regarding the adaptation of aluminium-based interconnection schemes to subhalf-micron level VSLI technology. With the downscaling of metal interconnect line widths, an increased electrical current density has resulted in greater RC delay along with enhanced electromigration and stress-induced void failures. An intense research effort has therefore been focused on copper metallization due to the lower resistivity (1.7 $\mu\Omega$ cm for Cu, versus 2.7 $\mu\Omega$ cm for A1) and better electromigration resistance achievable. Further, the demands in VLSI technology, such as conformal coverage, damage-free surface, and selective area deposition make chemical vapour deposition (CVD) a better alternative than processes like sputtering and evaporation.

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to Springer. Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research CentreDivision of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry 12 Dec 2006 19 Sep 2010 04:33 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9067