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Effect of doping level during rapid thermal processing of multilayer structures

  • A. R. Abramson (a1), P. Nieva (a2), H. Tada (a1), P. Zavracky (a2), I. N. Miaoulis (a1) and P. Y. Wong (a1)...


A numerical model has been developed to examine the temperature history of a multilayer wafer undergoing rapid thermal processing (RTP) for various doping densities. Partial transparency and thin film interference effects are considered. Doping levels from ∼1015 to ∼1018 cm−3 are examined. Numerical temperature predictions of the lightly doped wafer are compared with experimental measurements. Heating rates for the lightly doped wafer fluctuate due to partial transparency effects and reach a maximum of ∼50 °C/s. The heavily doped wafer sees a maximum heating rate of ∼100 °C/s. Because the wafers are opaque above 700 °C regardless of their level of doping, all wafers reach steady state at ∼845 °C.


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Effect of doping level during rapid thermal processing of multilayer structures

  • A. R. Abramson (a1), P. Nieva (a2), H. Tada (a1), P. Zavracky (a2), I. N. Miaoulis (a1) and P. Y. Wong (a1)...


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