Potential of low-resistivity Cu2Mg for highly scaled interconnects and its challenges

Linghan Chen, Qian Chen, Daisuke Ando, Yuji Sutou, Momoji Kubo, Junichi Koike

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Materials with low resistivity in small dimensions are urgently desired to replace Cu for highly scaled interconnection in advanced integrated circuits. This study reports the possibility of Cu2Mg intermetallic compound as a Cu alternative by showing adequate adhesion on SiO2, a low resistivity of 25.5 μΩcm at 5 nm film thickness and good trench-filling capability in trench width of 38 or 23 nm by sputtering reflow. However, annealing at 400 °C for 30 min led to the dielectric current leakage associated with the formation of a thick MgO layer. Furthermore, Mg composition inside the trenches was less than the stoichiometric Cu2Mg composition. Theoretical calculation of surface diffusion process revealed that the adatom hopping of Mg atoms was slower than that of Cu atoms, which resulted in the Mg-poor composition inside the trenches.

ジャーナルApplied Surface Science
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 1 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜


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