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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 476-479, November 6–10, 2016,
... Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging. Site-specific TEM preparation on dislocations is therefore possible. The prepared thin lamella can be inspected in the SEM using STEM to study dislocations. This is a cost effective work flow without using TEM. dislocations electron channeling contrast imaging...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 363-367, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... decrease or compromise device performance. For this reason, non-destructive, high throughput and reliable analytical techniques are required. In this paper Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging (ECCI), large area mapping and defect detection using deep learning are combined in an analytical workflow...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 211-216, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract Although the physical limits of CMOS scaling should have been reached years ago, the process is still ongoing due to continuous improvements in material quality and analytical techniques. This paper describes one such technique, electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 351-355, November 12–16, 2006,
...-ray compositional analyses, other techniques such as ion channeling contrast and transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging can provide valuable information on intermetallic compounds (IMC) formation at solder joint interfaces. This paper discusses the advantages of SEM imaging of IMC morphology...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Tutorial Presentations from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, k1-k87, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... be homogeneous and with stage biasing: symmetric. The sample should be Conductive Flat Sufficiently large Flat sample Tilted sample 56 Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging 57 Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging (ECCI) From D. Joy et al.: Electron channeling patterns in the Imaging crystalline material...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Tutorial Presentations from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, a1-a123, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... Bias i Pico Current N-Well IV Sensor 26 Current Contrast Imaging Techniques Example showing S/D implant variation across a marginally processed device. Entire Row of P-channel S/D contacts are Missing I(A) 55 4 4 9 V9 3 3 2 1 8 13 S/D Well Junc: 2 8 13 11 Vfb Bias Delta 11 BL 7 7 12 1 12 6 10 6 10 BLb...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 279-288, November 12–16, 2006,
...Abstract Abstract Secondary electrons potential contrast (SEPC) by scanning electron microscopy has emerged as a powerful tool for two-dimensional quantitative dopant imaging. The main component of the SEPC signal arises from the difference in the built-in potential between differently doped...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 302-306, November 6–10, 2005,
... exactly parallel to the electron beam (solid arrow). For the images in Fig. 3, the best contrast was achieved at an angle off the exact [110] orientation (dotted arrow). Si BOX (a) BOX Si Si substrate (b) Si(001) cross section Si(110) electron beam Perpendicular cross section Parallel cross section 303...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 451-455, November 5–9, 2017,
... structure. Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM) tomography technique may provide a solution to overcome this difficulty [4-6]. In this technique, the TEM lamella is tilted from -70 degree to +70 degree with images taken at every 1 or 2 degrees. After image alignment, a 3D volume is reconstructed...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 502-507, November 9–13, 2014,
...). This configuration is highly recommended to detect pipeline defect by improving the collection of secondary electrons. Figure 5: Tilted SEM image at silicon active area level with PVC revealing abnormal dark line in channel region. Silicon crystalline delineation etch In order to verify this PVC contrast...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 349-352, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... at junction interface, by landing a probe on contacts in semiconductor samples, the induced current can be collected during the E- beam scanning, which can be amplified to construct current images that visualize buried junctions under the probed contacts in semiconductor devices. Therefore EBIC (Electron beam...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 106-111, November 11–15, 2012,
... patterning defect, but not the poly grain structure, was therefore excluded as the cause. However, in the dC/dV dopant mapping image, a dark contrast anomaly showed up in the channel region of finger transistor #4 (Figure 7b). The contrast was found to be sample voltage bias dependent suggesting...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 153-162, November 12–16, 2006,
... at Vds=0.2V for the p-channel load transistors. Case Study II: SOI CMOS Current Contrast Imaging Current contrast imaging of bulk semiconductor devices on the AFP is performed by scanning the exposed contacts of the transistors with the probe tips biased (and the well bias through the back of the die...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 339-345, November 15–19, 2009,
... a nanometer, a helium ion SE image is extremely surface sensitive. Figure 4 shows a high resolution SE image of a flash memory device cross section. 340 Figure 4: A secondary electron image of a flash memory device cross section in a 1 µm field of view showing topographic and material contrast in a high...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 517-520, November 12–16, 2006,
...-V curve for gate-to-channel breakdown as described by previously published literatures [5, 6]. For Vg < 0 V, the N-poly gate/P- Well diode is forward biased. Electrons are injected through the breakdown site, diffuse through the well and are collected at the source and drain. It acts as bipolar...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 366-370, November 5–9, 2017,
...Abstract Abstract In transmission electron microscopy (TEM), one typically considers bright-field or dark-field imaging signals, which utilize the transmitted and scattered electrons, respectively. Analytical signals such as characteristic X-Rays or primary electron beam energy losses from...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 372-376, November 10–14, 2019,
... these associated with the Fins [2-5], are very difficult to be physically visualized by advanced imaging techniques, e.g. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), due to the 3D nature of the devices where the imaging projection degrades the contrast of the defects. To improve...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 505-509, November 2–6, 2008,
... profile which differs from the reference. In addition, according to the dark contrast, the region below the spacers is etched less. Scanning transmission electron microscopy images (STEM) of this sample show the same contours of etched material. In addition, due to the high material contrast of the STEM...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 490-493, November 10–14, 2019,
... the channel and the select gate, and between the floating gate and the channel. The thicknesses of the floating gate and the channel are extremely small, and estimated to be around 10 [nm]. The channel area underneath the select gate is rounded for better process compatibility. Fig. 3: The scanning electron...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 3-8, November 18–22, 1996,
... analyzer enables one to obtain IBIC spectra and images which can be stored for further analysis [10]. The EBIC images were obtained in a Philips 505 SEM utilizing a 30 KeV electron beam. A 5um n-channel transistor fabricated in a p-well was utilized in the experiments. The optical micrograph...