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Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, Vol.4, No.1, C5-C7, 2001
Selective deposition of thin copper films onto silicon with improved adhesion
A novel copper deposition method has been developed to plate silicon surfaces. Continuous copper films are obtained galvanically on p- or n-type, single- or polycrystalline silicon. The films possess homogeneous structure, smooth surface, and improved adhesion to the substrate. The plating bath comprises an aqueous solution containing a copper compound, ascorbic acid, ammonium fluoride, and an antistress agent. With this process, the use of seed layers to improve adhesion between metal and semiconductor is avoided.