Interaction between Ceria and Hydroxylamine

Subramanian Tamilmani, Jilei Shan, Wayne Huang, Srini Raghavan, Robert Small, Cass Shang, Brandon Scott

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Ceria containing slurries are increasingly used in the chemical mechanical polishing of CVD silicon oxide films to obtain STI structures. Unlike silica or alumina, ceria has redox characteristics. Because of this characteristic, removal of ceria particles from planarized surfaces may be possible using chemical reagents that can participate in redox reactions. One such reagent is hydroxylamine, which is already being used in copper CMP. The objective of the work reported in this paper was to characterize the reaction between ceria and hydroxylamine, especially with respect to dissolution of ceria particles. A kinetic study of the dissolution of ceria in hydroxylamine solutions maintained at various pH values has been performed. The extent and kinetics of dissolution of ceria has been determined by ICPMS. Removal of ceria particles from oxide surfaces using hydroxylamine-based chemistries has been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventChemical-Mechanical Planarization - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 24 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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