RF plasma selective etching of boron nitride films
Aleksander Werbowy , Jan Szmidt , Aleksandra Sokołowska , Stanisław Mitura
AbstractIn the paper we have discussed the possibilities of dry RF (13.56 MHz) plasma etching of nanocrystalline cubic boron nitride (BN) films. 110 nm thick BN layers were deposited on Si substrates by means of the reactive pulse plasma CVD method and then locally covered with Al metallization playing the role of a mask. Subsequently, samples were exposed to the influence of Ar, CH4 and Ar+CH4 RF plasma environments. In general, the material was more efficiently removed at higher negative self-bias potentials between electrodes. The best results were obtained when BN layers were etched in plasma induced in an Ar+CH4 mixture, i.e. in the course of a physico-chemical process.
|Journal series||Diamond and Related Materials, ISSN 0925-9635|
|Keywords in English||Boron nitride, Plasma etching, reactive pulse plasma|
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|Citation count*||8 (2020-02-06)|
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