The capability of the Scanning Electron Acoustic Microscopy (SEAM) technique for high resolution non-destructive subsurface imaging at different depths for a multi-level integrated circuit is assessed. Experimental results using a beveled DRAM IC sample are used to quantify the effect of the electron beam energy and modulation frequency on contrast, spatial resolution and depth of focus of SEAM amplitude and phase images.

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