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1. KR1020050075691 - SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF SPUTTER DEPOSITION PROCESS

Office Republic of Korea
Application Number 1020047018469
Application Date 16.11.2004
Publication Number 1020050075691
Publication Date 21.07.2005
Grant Number 1009383610000
Grant Date 22.01.2010
Publication Kind B1
IPC
C23C 14/35
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
35by application of a magnetic field, e.g. magnetron sputtering
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CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
54Controlling or regulating the coating process
H01J 37/32
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes
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CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
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CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
35by application of a magnetic field, e.g. magnetron sputtering
H01J 37/3405
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
34operating with cathodic sputtering
3402using supplementary magnetic fields
3405Magnetron sputtering
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CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
54Controlling or regulating the coating process
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CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
54Controlling or regulating the coating process
548Controlling the composition
Applicants APPLIED FILMS CORPORATION
어플라이드 필름즈 코포레이션
Inventors STOWELL MICHAEL W. JR.
스토웰,마이클,더블유.쥬니어.
Agents 정상구
신현문
이범래
Priority Data 10438380 15.05.2003 US
60/381,482 17.05.2002 US
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF SPUTTER DEPOSITION PROCESS
(KO) 스퍼터 디포지션 공정의 제어용 시스템 및 장치
Abstract
(EN)

A method and apparatus for sputter deposition in which both a pulsed DC power supply and an RF power supply apply power to the target in the sputter deposition equipment. The pulsed DC power supply provides an on cycle where power is applied to the target, and an off cycle, in which a reverse polarity is applied to the target. The application of the reverse polarity has the effect of removing any charge that may have built up on the surface of the target. This reduces the likelihood of arcing occurring on the surface of the target, which can degrade the quality of the film being deposited on the substrate. By applying RF power simultaneously with the pulsed DC power to the target, the ionization efficiency on the target surface is increased. This results in a greater amount of material being removed from the target surface more quickly.

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(KO)
펄스 DC 파워 서플라이 및 RF 파워 서플라이 양쪽 모두가 스퍼터 디포지션 설비 내의 타깃에 대해 파워를 공급하는 스퍼터 디포지션을 위한 방법 및 장치가 제공된다. 상기 펄스 DC 파워 서플라이는 상기 타깃에 대해 파워가 인가되는 온(on) 사이클, 및 반전 극성이 상기 타깃에 대해 인가되는 오프(off) 사이클을 제공한다. 상기 반전 극성의 인가는 상기 타깃의 표면상에 축적될 수 있는 전하를 제거하는 작용을 한다. 상기로 인해, 표면상에서 디포지팅되는 막의 물성을 악화시킬수 있는 상기 타깃의 표면상의 아크의 발생 가능성을 감소시킨다. 상기 타깃에 대해 펄스 DC 파워와 함께 RF 파워를 인가함에 의해, 타깃 표면상의 이온화 효율이 증가된다. 그 결과, 보다 많은 재료가 타깃 표면으로부터 보다 신속하게 제거된다.