Conventionally, sputtering deposition of thin films requires a low base pressure (high vacuum) to minimize influences of residual gases. Here, a high base pressure (low vacuum) was used, which can reduce significantly the overall processing time. Aluminum nitride ( AlN ) was selected as a model system of dielectric nitrides. All the analyses revealed that the obtained films under a low vacuum environment within specific processing windows exhibited characteristics similar to those of high-vacuum made AlN films. Such a low vacuum deposition technique takes advantages of kinetically favorable formation of the nitride films and hence, has great potentials in many more technological applications.
If you can't find a tool you're looking for, please click the link at the top of the page to "Go to old article view". Alternatively, view our Knowledge Base articles for additional help. Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you have comments or ideas for improvement.