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Applied Physics Letters
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Cryogenic reactive ion etching of silicon in SF6

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Abstract

Reactive ion etching of Si and SiO2 in SF6 plasmas in which the samples are mounted on a liquid-nitrogen-cooled electrode has been studied. At this temperature SF6 condenses on the electrode surface, but it is possible to maintain a plasma. Si etch anisotropy has been demonstrated at low temperature, in agreement with previous studies. Mass spectrometry and optical emission spectroscopy indicate that fluorine is the dominant species in the plasma because SF6 and SFx species are removed from the gas phase by condensation.

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01 Dec 1990

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Applied Physics Letters

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