We have developed a lamp-heated cold-wall chamber that can process a large Si wafer using a highly concentrated (>90 vol.%) ozone gas to achieve rapid and uniform oxidation at a lower temperature than that used in conventional thermal oxidation. Uniform SiO2 formation with a film thickness uniformity of within 0.2 nm was achieved. The SiO2 growth rate, however, was not markedly accelerated compared with that achieved using conventional low (i.e., 10 vol.%)-concentration O3 gas. This was considered to originate from the decomposition of O3 gas in the gas phase before arriving at a heated surface as determined from the local ozone concentration measurements we performed. By increasing gas flow velocity so as to reduce the area of the thermal boundary layer on the heated surface in which decomposition of O3 to molecular oxygen is enhanced, SiO2 growth rate was actually improved.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2005 1月|
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