Electrical and structural characterization of 150 nm CNT contacts with Cu damascene top metallization

This paper discusses the electrical and structural characterization of 150 nm diameter contacts filled with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and a Cu damascene top metal. We present the first images of CNTs in direct contact with the top metal. A CNT tip clean before metallization reduced the single CNT contact hole resistance from 4.8 kΩ down to 2.8 kΩ (aspect… CONTINUE READING