Charging damage in floating metal-insulator-metal capacitors


Ackaert, Jan and Wang, Zhichun and De Backer, E. and Coppens, P. (2002) Charging damage in floating metal-insulator-metal capacitors. In: 6th International Symposium on Plasma Process-Induced Damage, 13-15 May 2001, Monterey, California, USA (pp. pp. 120-123).

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Abstract:In this paper, charging induced damage (CID) to metal-insulator-metal capacitors (MIMC) is reported. The damage is caused by the build up of a voltage potential difference between the two plates of the capacitor. A simple logarithmic relation is discovered between the damage by this voltage potential and the ratio of the area of the exposed antennas connected to the plates of the MIMC. This function allows anticipation of damage in MIMC devices with long interconnects. The source of the damage is still the subject of further investigation
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