Contact-electromigration-induced leakage failure in aluminum-silicon to silicon contacts

@article{Chern1985ContactelectromigrationinducedLF,
  title={Contact-electromigration-induced leakage failure in aluminum-silicon to silicon contacts},
  author={J Chern and W. Oldham and N. Cheung},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices},
  year={1985},
  volume={32},
  pages={1341-1346}
}
Si migration is observed in AI-Si contacts to both n+and p+silicon. Etch pits axe found near the leading edges of the more positively biased contacts. Leakage failure is observed in n+contacts, but despite the Si migration, no junction leakage increase is measurable in Al-Si to p+Si contacts. In n+contacts, the leakage mean time to failure (MTF) is found to have an activation energy of 0.83 eV and be inversely proportional to the current density at the leading edge of the contacts. A current… CONTINUE READING