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Atomic Layer Deposition: Principles, Characteristics, and Nanotechnology Applications, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-06277-7
272 pages
May 2013
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Since the first edition was published in 2008, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has emerged as a powerful, and sometimes preferred, deposition technology. The new edition of this groundbreaking monograph is the first text to review the subject of ALD comprehensively from a practical perspective. It covers ALD's application to microelectronics (MEMS) and nanotechnology; many important new and emerging applications; thermal processes for ALD growth of nanometer thick films of semiconductors, oxides, metals and nitrides; and the formation of organic and hybrid materials.
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Acknowledgements ix

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

1 Fundamentals of Atomic Layer Deposition 1

1.1 Chemical Vapour Deposition 1

1.1.1 Thermal CVD 2

1.1.2 Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) 5

1.2 Vapour Adsorption 6

1.3 Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) 10

References 29

2 Elemental Semiconductor Epitaxial Films 33

2.1 Epitaxial Silicon 33

References 49

3 III-V Semiconductor Films 51

3.1 Gallium Arsenide 51

3.2 Other III-V Semiconductor Films 63

3.3 Applications 64

References 65

4 Oxide films 67

4.1 Introduction 67

4.2 Aluminum Oxide 68

4.3 Titanium Dioxide 81

4.4 Zinc Oxide 96

4.5 Zirconium Dioxide 101

4.6 Hafnium Dioxide 107

4.7 Other Oxides 112

4.8 Mixed Oxides and Nanolaminates 124

4.9 Multilayers 150

References 151

5 Nitrides and Other Compounds 161

5.1 Introduction 161

5.2 Nitrides 162

5.3 Chalcogenides 176

5.4 Other Compounds 179

References 179

6 Metals 183

6.1 Introduction 183

6.2 Noble Metals 184

6.3 Titanium 193

6.4 Tantalum 196

6.5 Aluminum 198

6.6 Copper 200

6.7 Other Transition Metals 203

References 204

7 Organic and Hybrid Materials 207

7.1 Introduction 207

7.2 Organic layers 208

7.3 Hybrid Organic-inorganic Layers. 209

7.4 Applications of Organic and Hybrid Films 212

References 213

8 ALD Applications and Industry 215

8.1 Introduction 215

8.2 MEMS/NEMS 217

8.3 Thin Film Magnetic Heads 223

8.4 Coating Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials and Porous Objects 224

8.5 Optical Coatings 226

8.6 Thin Film Electroluminescent Displays 228

8.7 Solar Cells 229

8.8 Anti-corrosion Layers 231

8.9 Opportunities in Organic Electronics 234

8.10 ALD Tool Manufacturers and Coating Providers 236

References 238

Index 243

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Tommi Kääriäinen is a researcher at the Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory (ASTRaL) in Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland. He has over nine years of experience in thin film deposition and analytical techniques. He has especially focused on atomic layer deposition (ALD) at low temperatures and recently on spatial and roll-to-roll ALD.

David Cameron received his BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1972. In 2004, he joined LUT as Professor of Material Technology and Director of ASTRaL. His research career has been in the area of thin film deposition and since joining ASTRaL, his work has focused on ALD. He has also worked on molecular beam epitaxy, plasma chemical vapour deposition, magnetron sputtering, and sol-gel deposition.

Marja-Leena Kääriäinen has conducted ALD research for over 10 years. Her focus has been on the growth and structure of nanoscale metal oxide films. She has a particular interest in the photoactivity, photocatalytic activity, and antibacterial properties of ALD-grown thin films. Her background is in chemical engineering, which she studied at LUT and Michigan Technological University. Currently, she is a researcher at ASTRaL.

Arthur Sherman has 60 years of industrial experience, which includes almost 20 years with General Electric, seven years on the corporate staff of RCA, several years at Applied Materials, and six years at Varian Associates. He earned a master's degree in aeronautical engineering at Princeton University and a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published extensively, including approximately 50 research papers published in archive journals and three scientific monographs.

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