Surface and Colloidal Chemical Aspects of Wet Cleaning

Srini Raghavan, Manish Keswani, Nandini Venkataraman

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Surface and colloidal chemicals aspects relevant to wet chemical cleaning and drying of semiconductor surfaces are reviewed. Specific areas discussed in this chapter include surface charging of metal oxide and nitride films, development of an electrical double layer, zeta potential of electrified interfaces and its effect on particulate contamination, adsorption of surfactants and metal ions on insulating surfaces, principles of surface tension gradient drying, and wetting and penetration of high aspect ratio features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cleaning in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationFundamental and Applications
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9780470625958
StatePublished - Feb 22 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrical double layer
  • High aspect ratio cleaning
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Metal adsorption
  • Surface charging of metal oxide and nitride
  • Surface tension gradient drying
  • Wet cleaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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