Russian Microelectronics

, Volume 47, Issue 6, pp 427–433 | Cite as

Etching of SiC in Low Power Inductively-Coupled Plasma

  • A. A. OsipovEmail author
  • S. E. Aleksandrov
  • Yu. V. Solov’ev
  • A. A. Uvarov
  • A. A. Osipov


The peculiarities of etching 4H silicon carbide (4H-SiC) in F-containing inductively-coupled plasma at lowered values of power absorbed in an RF discharge are considered. The application of the initial SF6/O2 mixture yielded the most promising results in order to achieve a defect-free morphology of the etching surface of SiC. The influence of bias voltage applied to the substrate holder on the etching rate is identified. The maximum rate of etching in our experiments was 840 nm/min. It is shown that the additional treatment of SiC surface in Ar plasma positively affects the morphology of the etching surface, minimizing the surface density of various defects.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Osipov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. E. Aleksandrov
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Solov’ev
    • 1
  • A. A. Uvarov
    • 2
  • A. A. Osipov
    • 3
  1. 1.Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.CORIALBerninFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Mineralogy, Urals Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesMiassRussia

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