The effects of size and shape of lateral confinement on the formation of NiSi2, CoSi2 and TiSi2 on silicon inside miniature size oxide openings have been investigated. Epitaxial growth of NiSi2 of single orientation on (111)Si was found to occur at a temperature as low as 400 °C inside both contact holes and linear openings of 0.3 μm or smaller in size. Contact holes were found to be more effective in inducing the epitaxial growth of NiSi2 of single orientation than that of linear openings of the same size. The effects of size and shape of lateral confinement on the epitaxial growth of NiSi2 on (111)Si are correlated with the stress level inside oxide openings. The faceting of CoSi2 was found to occur at a lower temperature inside oxide openings of smaller size. C49-C54 TiSi2 transformation was observed to be more difficult on both blank and BF2+ implanted (001)Si inside smaller size oxide openings.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: 8 Apr 1996 → 12 Apr 1996