Enhanced [111] preferred orientation of Ag thin film on amorphous SiO 2 by Cu addition

Yeongseok Zoo, Hauk Han, Terry Alford

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Small amounts of copper were added to enhance the adhesion and minimize agglomeration of Ag thin films on SiO2 substrates. Comparison of texture profiles between Ag and Ag(Cu) thin films showed that Cu additions enhanced (111) texture in Ag thin films. For the case of Ag film, (111) texture was enhanced mainly by recrystallization of amorphous regions during annealing. In addition to the recrystallization, (111) texture enhancement in Ag(Cu) film attributes to the dissociation of grains with other crystallographic orientations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials, Processes, Integration and Reliability in Advanced Interconnects for Micro- and Nanoelectronics
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781558999503
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event2007 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2007Apr 13 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2007 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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