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1. WO2000040772 - PROCESSING CHAMBER FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION PROCESSES

Publication Number WO/2000/040772
Publication Date 13.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/030147
International Filing Date 16.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.06.2000
IPC
C23C 16/44 2006.01
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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
C23C 16/458 2006.01
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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
458characterised by the method used for supporting substrates in the reaction chamber
C23C 16/46 2006.01
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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
46characterised by the method used for heating the substrate
C23C 16/54 2006.01
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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
54Apparatus specially adapted for continuous coating
C30B 25/12 2006.01
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30CRYSTAL GROWTH
BSINGLE-CRYSTAL GROWTH; UNIDIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION OF EUTECTIC MATERIAL OR UNIDIRECTIONAL DEMIXING OF EUTECTOID MATERIAL; REFINING BY ZONE-MELTING OF MATERIAL; PRODUCTION OF A HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; SINGLE CRYSTALS OR HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; AFTER-TREATMENT OF SINGLE CRYSTALS OR A HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; APPARATUS THEREFOR
25Single-crystal growth by chemical reaction of reactive gases, e.g. chemical vapour deposition growth
02Epitaxial-layer growth
12Substrate holders or susceptors
C30B 25/14 2006.01
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30CRYSTAL GROWTH
BSINGLE-CRYSTAL GROWTH; UNIDIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION OF EUTECTIC MATERIAL OR UNIDIRECTIONAL DEMIXING OF EUTECTOID MATERIAL; REFINING BY ZONE-MELTING OF MATERIAL; PRODUCTION OF A HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; SINGLE CRYSTALS OR HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; AFTER-TREATMENT OF SINGLE CRYSTALS OR A HOMOGENEOUS POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL WITH DEFINED STRUCTURE; APPARATUS THEREFOR
25Single-crystal growth by chemical reaction of reactive gases, e.g. chemical vapour deposition growth
02Epitaxial-layer growth
14Feed and outlet means for the gases; Modifying the flow of the reactive gases
CPC
C23C 16/44
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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
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
C23C 16/4412
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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
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
4412Details relating to the exhausts, e.g. pumps, filters, scrubbers, particle traps
C23C 16/45544
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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
455characterised by the method used for introducing gases into reaction chamber or for modifying gas flows in reaction chamber
45523Pulsed gas flow or change of composition over time
45525Atomic layer deposition [ALD]
45544characterized by the apparatus
C23C 16/45546
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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
455characterised by the method used for introducing gases into reaction chamber or for modifying gas flows in reaction chamber
45523Pulsed gas flow or change of composition over time
45525Atomic layer deposition [ALD]
45544characterized by the apparatus
45546specially adapted for a substrate stack in the ALD reactor
C23C 16/4583
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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
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
458characterised by the method used for supporting substrates in the reaction chamber
4582Rigid and flat substrates, e.g. plates or discs
4583the substrate being supported substantially horizontally
C23C 16/46
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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
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
46characterised by the method used for heating the substrate
Applicants
  • GENUS, INC. [US/US]; 1139 Karlstadt Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089, US
Inventors
  • DOERING, Kenneth; US
  • GALEWSKI, Carl, J.; US
  • GADGIL, Prasad, N.; US
  • SEIDEL, Thomas, E.; US
Agents
  • BOYS, Donald, R.; P.O. Box 187 Aromas, CA 95004, US
Priority Data
09/225,08104.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PROCESSING CHAMBER FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION PROCESSES
(FR) CHAMBRE DE TRAITEMENT POUR PROCEDES DE DEPOT EN COUCHES ATOMIQUES
Abstract
(EN)
A processing station (1201) adaptable to standard cluster tools (1100) has a vertically-translatable pedestal (1215) having wafer-support surface (1307) including a heater plate (1303). At a lower position wafers (1219) may be transferred to and from the processing station (1201), and at an upper position the pedestal (1215) forms an annular pumping passage with a lower circular opening in a processing chamber (1204). A replaceable ring (1253) at the lower opening of the processing chamber (1204) allows process pumping speed to be tailored for different processes. The pedestal (1215) also has a surrounding shroud (1257) defining an annular pumping passage around the pedestal (1215). A two-zone heater plate (1303) is adapted to the top of the pedestal (1215), and connects to a feedthrough (1301) allowing heater plate (1303) to be quickly and simply replaced. The top of the processing chamber (1204) is removable allowing users to remove either the pedestal (1215) or heater (1303) assemblies. The system is adapted to atomic layer deposition processing.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un poste (1201) de traitement pouvant être adapté à des ensembles d'outils (1100) standard et comportant un socle (1215) à translation verticale doté d'une surface (1307) de support de plaquette qui comprend un plateau chauffant (1303). Dans une position inférieure, les plaquettes peuvent être déplacées vers ou à partir du poste (1201) de traitement et dans une position supérieure, le socle (1215) forme un passage de pompage annulaire comprenant une ouverture circulaire inférieure dans une chambre de traitement (1204). Un anneau (1253) remplaçable situé dans l'ouverture inférieure de la chambre de traitement (1204) permet d'ajuster la vitesse de pompage dans des procédés différents. Le socle (1215) comporte également une enveloppe (1257) de protection définissant un passage de pompage annulaire autour du socle (1215). Un plateau chauffant (1303) à deux zones est ajusté au sommet du socle (1215) et est relié à un trou d'interconnexion (1301), ce qui permet de remplacer facilement et rapidement le plateau chauffant. Le sommet de la chambre de traitement (1204) est amovible, ce qui permet aux utilisateurs de retirer le socle (1215) ou les ensembles de chauffage (1303). Dans des modes de réalisation préférés, le système est conçu pour un procédé de dépôt en couches atomiques.
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