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1. WO2011036496 - IMPROVED SELECTIVITY IN A XENON DIFLUORIDE ETCH PROCESS

Publication Number WO/2011/036496
Publication Date 31.03.2011
International Application No. PCT/GB2010/051611
International Filing Date 27.09.2010
IPC
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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
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20-H01L21/26142
302to change the physical characteristics of their surfaces, or to change their shape, e.g. etching, polishing, cutting
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30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20-H01L21/26142
31to form insulating layers thereon, e.g. for masking or by using photolithographic techniques; After-treatment of these layers; Selection of materials for these layers
3205Deposition of non-insulating-, e.g. conductive- or resistive-, layers, on insulating layers; After-treatment of these layers
321After-treatment
3213Physical or chemical etching of the layers, e.g. to produce a patterned layer from a pre-deposited extensive layer
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00436Shaping materials, i.e. techniques for structuring the substrate or the layers on the substrate
00555Achieving a desired geometry, i.e. controlling etch rates, anisotropy or selectivity
00595Control etch selectivity
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2201Manufacture or treatment of microstructural devices or systems
01in or on a substrate
0101Shaping material; Structuring the bulk substrate or layers on the substrate; Film patterning
0128Processes for removing material
013Etching
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18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of Group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20 - H01L21/26
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18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of Group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
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02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer or carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of Group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20 - H01L21/26
302to change their surface-physical characteristics or shape, e.g. etching, polishing, cutting
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308using masks
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67Apparatus specially adapted for handling semiconductor or electric solid state devices during manufacture or treatment thereof; Apparatus specially adapted for handling wafers during manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or electric solid state devices or components ; ; Apparatus not specifically provided for elsewhere
67005Apparatus not specifically provided for elsewhere
67011Apparatus for manufacture or treatment
67017Apparatus for fluid treatment
67063for etching
67069for drying etching
Applicants
  • MEMSSTAR LIMITED [GB]/[GB] (AllExceptUS)
  • O'HARA, Anthony [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • O'HARA, Anthony
Agents
  • MURGITROYD & COMPANY
Priority Data
0916871.725.09.2009GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) IMPROVED SELECTIVITY IN A XENON DIFLUORIDE ETCH PROCESS
(FR) SÉLECTIVITÉ AMÉLIORÉE DANS UN PROCESSUS DE GRAVURE AU DIFLUORURE DE XÉNON
Abstract
(EN)
A method and an apparatus for etching microstructures and the like that provides improved selectivity to surrounding materials when etching silicon using xenon difluoride (XeF2). Etch selectivity is greatly enhanced with the addition of hydrogen to the process chamber.
(FR)
La présente invention se rapporte à un procédé et à un appareil destinés à graver des microstructures et similaires qui permettent une sélectivité améliorée des matériaux environnants lors de la gravure du silicium à l'aide de difluorure de xénon (XeF2). La sélectivité de gravure est considérablement améliorée avec l'ajout d'hydrogène dans la chambre de traitement.
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