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EDFA Technical Articles (2020) 22 (1): 20–25.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Xiang-Dong Wang Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) is widely used for fault isolation as well as diagnosing leakage current, detecting open circuits, and characterizing doping related defects. In this article, the author presents two SPM applications that are fairly uncommon but no less important...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1999) 1 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Paiboon Tangyunyong; Ann Campbell Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) refers to a suite of techniques that measure the interaction between a fine probe or tip and a sample in contact or close proximity. These interaction measurements allow the study of properties such as topology, magnetic and electric...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2023) 25 (3): 54–55.
Published: 01 August 2023
... in the areas of sample preparation, microscopy, nanoprobing, circuit editing, and scanning probe microscopy. It is a preview of the full roadmap document, which is in preparation to be released to the EDFAS community. Copyright © ASM International® 2023 2023 ASM International EDFAS FA Technology...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2023) 25 (4): 20–26.
Published: 01 November 2023
... recent advancements in multi-probe sensing schemes and development of a tomographic atomic force microscopy tool for materials research and failure analysis. Copyright © ASM International® 2023 2023 ASM International multiprobe tomographic atomic force microscopy scalpel scanning probe...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2017) 19 (3): 22–27.
Published: 01 August 2017
... International® ELECTRONIC DEVICE FAILURE ANALYSIS | VOLUME 19 NO. 3 PRACTICAL QUANTITATIVE SCANNING MICROWAVE IMPEDANCE MICROSCOPY St.J. Dixon-Warren and B. Drevniok, TechInsights Inc. sdixonwarren@techinsights.com INTRODUCTION Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)-based electrical measurement techniques,[1...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2024) 26 (2): 4–8.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... To overcome the lack of versatile, high-resolution thermometry techniques, scanning thermal microscopy (SThM1] based on scanning probe microscopy, has been developed and is today one of the most effective techniques used for thermal characterization of materials and systems at small scales. SThM can detect...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2005) 7 (1): 6–8.
Published: 01 February 2005
..., with a surface quality sufficient for scanning probe microscope analysis. Copyright © ASM International® 2005 2005 ASM International sample preparation scanning capacitance microscopy httpsdoi.org/10.31399/asm.edfa.2005-1.p006 EDFAAO (2005) 1:6-8 SCM Sample Prep 1537-0755/$19.00 ©ASM International®...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2022) 24 (2): 18–23.
Published: 01 May 2022
...), scanning spreading-resistance microscopy (SSRM) and scanning microwave impedance microscopy (sMIM) are the three main scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques that are used to study electrically active, dopant-related anomalies in electronic devices.[1-3] Performance of fin field-effect transistors...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2017) 19 (4): 12–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
... probe technique capable of quantifying at submicron dimensions the local electrical properties of materials (dielectric constant and conductivity) with the sensitivity and dynamic range required by the semiconductor industry and research communities. Scanning microwave impedance microscopy provides...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2023) 25 (1): 9–13.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Nicholas Antoniou Scanning microwave impedance microscopy is a nearfield technique using microwaves to probe the electrical properties of materials with nanoscale lateral resolution. Scanning microwave impedance microscopy is a nearfield technique using microwaves to probe the electrical...
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EDFA Technical Articles (1998) 1 (1): 3–4.
Published: 01 November 1998
... (AFM) and Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) using various probes provide unique possibilities for inspection and other applications. Probes are available for measuring electric fields, magnetic fields, capacitance, and thermal effects. These offer possibilities for fail site isolation tools based on SPM...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2011) 13 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Although staining procedures are quick and simple and can produce good results in certain circumstances, they can be destructive and inconsistent. In the last decade, scanning probe microscopy (SPM)-related techniques, such as scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM1-5] scanning spreading-resistance...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2022) 24 (3): 24–31.
Published: 01 August 2022
...] such as scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM) and scanning spreading-resistance microscopy (SSRM) are widely used to determine semiconductor local electrical properties. SCM probes local dopant properties in terms of the doping type (n- or p-type) and doping levels.[2] In SSRM, a conductive AFM tip probes...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2005) 7 (4): 32–36.
Published: 01 November 2005
... , according to the measuring data of the scanning probe microscopy. In the third case, it is difficult to determine whether the via chain has failed or not by using the HP 4156B analyzer (Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, Calif but this novel technique localized the sub-K ohm resistance fault site and found...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2022) 24 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Yasuo Cho Scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy (SNDM) is a scanning probe technique that measures changes in oscillation frequency between the probe tip and a voltage-biased sample. As the probe moves across the surface of a semiconductor device, the oscillation frequency changes in response...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2002) 4 (4): 29–33.
Published: 01 November 2002
... microscopy, scanned probe microscopy and focused ion beams for materials analysis, characterization, and modification as well as characterization of thin film deposition processes of materials for semiconductor applications. Batchelor graduated with a B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from Francis Marion...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2022) 24 (2): 51–52.
Published: 01 May 2022
... group is focusing on microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, nanoprobing, and circuit edit. For the PIRC, the themes in the spotlight are packaging, assembly, 3D devices, and board-level FA. The FAFRC, as the name implies, focuses on upcoming Fig. 1 FA Roadmap Council Members edfas.org 52 ELECTRONIC...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2020) 22 (2): 22–28.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Fail. Anal. (ISTFA), 2013. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Lucile Teague Sheridan is a chemist with over 20 years experience using scanning probe microscopy techniques specifically focused on semiconductors. Her career has included positions in both research and industrial settings. Her prior affiliations include...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2007) 9 (2): 19–24.
Published: 01 May 2007
... capacitance microscopy (SCM) and scanning spreading resistance microscopy (SSRM) are the most common techniques used for the acquisition of two-dimensional (2-D) dopant profiles in submicron silicon devices.[1-3] Both techniques require a conducting probe to be scanned in contact across the surface of a cross...
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EDFA Technical Articles (2015) 17 (3): 4–10.
Published: 01 August 2015
... scanning conductance, scanning capacitance, pulsed current-voltage, and capacitance-voltage spectroscopy. More recently, two new techniques have emerged: diamond probe milling and electrostatic force microscopy (EFM). As the authors of the article explain, diamond probe milling using an atomic force...