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1. US6039836 - Focus rings

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United States of America
Application Number 08993791
Application Date 19.12.1997
Publication Number 6039836
Publication Date 21.03.2000
Grant Number 6039836
Grant Date 21.03.2000
Publication Kind A
IPC
H05H 1/00
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
HPLASMA TECHNIQUE; PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY- CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS; PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS
1Generating plasma; Handling plasma
C23C 16/50
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
16Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes
44characterised by the method of coating
50using electric discharges
H05H 1/46
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
HPLASMA TECHNIQUE; PRODUCTION OF ACCELERATED ELECTRICALLY- CHARGED PARTICLES OR OF NEUTRONS; PRODUCTION OR ACCELERATION OF NEUTRAL MOLECULAR OR ATOMIC BEAMS
1Generating plasma; Handling plasma
24Generating plasma
46using applied electromagnetic fields, e.g. high frequency or microwave energy
C23C 16/505
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
16Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes
44characterised by the method of coating
50using electric discharges
505using radio frequency discharges
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
H01L 21/02
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
CPC
H01J 37/32623
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
32431Constructional details of the reactor
32623Mechanical discharge control means
H01J 37/32642
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
32431Constructional details of the reactor
32623Mechanical discharge control means
32642Focus rings
Y10S 156/915
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
156Adhesive bonding and miscellaneous chemical manufacture
915Differential etching apparatus including focus ring surrounding a wafer for plasma apparatus
Applicants LAM Research Corporation
Inventors Dhindsa Rajinder
Singh Vikram
Tokunaga Ken
Agents Beyer Weaver Thomas & Nguyen, LLP
Title
(EN) Focus rings
Abstract
(EN)

An improved focus ring is configured for use in a plasma processing chamber. The focus ring is configured to overlap at least a portion of a substrate-holding chuck that is powered by radio frequency (RF) power during plasma operation to act as an electrode. The focus ring includes an upper surface that is exposed to a plasma region within the plasma processing chamber during the plasma operation. The focus ring further includes a chuck-overlapping portion that overlaps the portion of the substrate-holding chuck, at least a portion of the chuck-overlapping portion being formed of a first material having a lower dielectric constant than a remainder of the focus ring.