Tungsten nitride thin films were grown by atomic layer deposition using alternating exposures of B2 H6, WF6, and NH3 at 300°C. The film thickness linearly increased with the number of the reaction cycles and the determined growth rate was ∼0.28 nmcycle with B2 H6, WF6, and NH3 at pulsing times of 5, 0.25, and 2 s, respectively. The film had a resisitivity of ∼350 μΩ cm with a metallic W-N bond and density of ∼15 g cm3 at the thickness of 10 nm. X-ray diffractometry analysis showed that the film had nanocrystalline grains with Β- W2 N and δ -WN phase. Step coverage was approximately 100% even on the 0.14 μm diameter contact hole with a 16:1 aspect ratio.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
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