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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (4): 9–13.
Published: 01 November 1999
... crystal defects preferential etch silicon httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.1999-4.p009 A New Preferential Etch for Defects in Silicon Crystals Margaret Wright Jenkins Experimental The silicon material used in this work was cut from Anewp- and n-type silicon has been developed. Oxidation...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2016) 18 (1): 4–12.
Published: 01 February 2016
... silicon crystal defects and gain a better understanding of their signature characteristics and their effect on device failure. This article, authored by the lead investigator, describes the tests that were performed and presents relevant findings and theories on the factors that contribute to "pipeline...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2013) 15 (3): 20–23.
Published: 01 August 2013
... presentations on flexible organic electronics, crystal defects in SiC, nanoprobing, and the capabilities of nano X-ray tomography. The third extended European Failure Analysis Network (EUFANET) workshop, “Smart FA for New Materials in Electronic Devices,” was held in Dresden, Germany, September 17-18, 2012...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2017) 19 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Ming Lei; J. Price; Yujin Cho; Farbod Shafiei; M.C. Downer Optical second-harmonic generation (SHG) is a noninvasive technique that provides information about interface properties and crystal defects. This article demonstrates the use of SGH in the study of high-k dielectrics, silicon-on-insulator...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2008) 10 (2): 20–28.
Published: 01 May 2008
... by an experienced TEM analyst to image the defect and resolve the subtle effects of crystal defects and interfacial layers. 20 Electronic Device Failure Analysis For successful TEM analysis, a sample containing the defect site must be prepared from the failing die. TEM sample preparation involves thinning the area...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (2): 7–10.
Published: 01 May 1999
... technique evolved that retains the simplicity of liquid crystal and provides significant improvement. 2 Hot spot detection is non-destructive and applicable whenever abnormal leakage or power is associated with a failure. The goal is to precisely identifY the location of abnormal heat The defect causing...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2018) 20 (1): 10–18.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., the authors explain how they used nanobeam diffraction with automated crystal orientation and phase mapping to pinpoint a single grain orientation causing the problem and, as a result, are now able to recognize the symptoms of this type of failure, observe the defect, and limit the impact on electrical timing...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2003) 5 (4): 27–32.
Published: 01 November 2003
... to dislocations in the crystal structure of the materials from which the devices are made. Of the various methods used to analyze such defects, electroluminescence (EL) is by far the most powerful as demonstrated in several EL images included in the article. The article also discusses the use of EBIC analysis...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2000) 2 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2000
... defect. This contrasts favorably with less sensitive techniques _ _ d _ such as liquid crystal delineation that requires significant power dissipation and heat generation, and voltage contrast analysis that requires significant voltage application. Figure 2 shows the sensitivity of the EBIC technique...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2009) 11 (3): 6–12.
Published: 01 August 2009
...), the areas of increased signal strength at higher voltages correlate with areas of poor crystal quality, which contain a higher concentration of recombination-active crystal defects. In monocrystalline solar cells, where the diffusion current usually is isotropic, DLIT images, taken at large forward bias...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2012) 14 (1): 46–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
... previously. While the transition to double-level metal was difficult for failure analysis, most of the techniques developed were actually already in use. Liquid crystal had been used and was particularly targeted at isolating defects 46 Electronic Device Failure Analysis on large-area devices. Emission...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2007) 9 (1): 20–23.
Published: 01 February 2007
... contributes to advanced defect localization. Copyright © ASM International® 2007 2007 ASM International electron beam induced current imaging failure isolation voltage contrast imaging httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.2007-1.p020 EDFAAO (2007) 1:20-23 VC and EBIC 1537-0755/$19.00 ©ASM...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2018) 20 (4): 48.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Dave Burgess This brief article discusses the various ways curve tracers can help failure analysts detect defects, leakage current, and abnormal device operation. Copyright © ASM International® 2018 2018 ASM International curve tracers I-V curves 4 8 httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.2018...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2001) 3 (2): 26–27.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Reza Alani; Efrat M. Raz The combination of microcleaving and precision broad ion beam techniques allows failure analysts to prepare site-specific specimens for SEM analysis with 0.5 μm accuracy. Microcleaving, as the article explains, uses the cleaving characteristics inherent in single-crystal...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2023) 25 (3): 12–22.
Published: 01 August 2023
... the amount of lattice strain in the material which in turn alters the electronic band structure.[25] Defects can also arise when the strain state of a material becomes large, as the crystal will relax through the formation of stacking faults or dislocations. Therefore, it is critical for process control...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2014) 16 (3): 14–19.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... The emitter dark spots in Fig. 1 are bright spots in the secondary electron microscopy (SEM) image in Fig. 2. The emitter defects are extrusions of aluminum pushed through the ruptured interlayer oxide. Another characteristic of electromigration is illu­strated in the lower right corner of Fig. 2. Electromi...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (4): 15–17.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Robert Lowry Electronic device failure analysis usually starts with electrical testing, followed by visual inspection via optical microscopy, then examination in a scanning electron microscope. When imaging reveals the need to determine the composition of materials, defects, and suspected...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2018) 20 (2): 4–8.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of silicon oil or vapor creates SiO 2 deposits in the contact region that build up over time. Here in Part II, the author presents examples of failures caused by nitrous gases, phosphoric acid crystals, and wax, which is often found on enameled copper wires. This is the second article in a two-part...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2002) 4 (4): 29–33.
Published: 01 November 2002
... spreading to a few nanometers. Sparrow and Valde first demonstrated the STEMEBIC technique in the late 1970s by correlating crystal defects and electrical properties of Si transistors.5 A few years later, Petroff, et al., used the STEM-EBIC method to correlate dislocation cores and nonradiative...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2000) 2 (1): 4–27.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Phil Nigh; Dave Vallett; Atul Patel; Jason Wright; Franco Motika; Donato Forlenza; Ray Kurtulik; Wendy Chong This article provides insights into the nature of IDDQ and timing defects and the challenges they present to failure analysts based on the findings of a Sematach study. Copyright © ASM...