Deposition of thin films of copper on silicon substrates at low temperature by the ICB method

Marek Sosnowski, Isao Yamada

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Deposition by the ICB method of pure aluminum and gold epitaxial films on silicon substrates raised the question whether this technique may improve the characteristics of other metal films on silicon. Results of ICB deposition of Cu on Si(111) near room temperature in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) are reported herein. The growing film was analyzed in situ by the RMEED and XPS techniques. In addition, the final films (900 Å thick) were analyzed by RHEED and X-ray diffraction. The measurements suggest epitaxial growth, at least in the early stages of film formation and the presence of different crystalline orientations in the final films which have a smooth surface with no silicon segregation. In contrast to previously reported results on aluminium and gold films, no appreciable differences were detected between films deposited with neutral beams and with accelerated (3 kV) ionized beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-877
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Feb 2 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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