Using an advanced ultraviolet irradiation (UV curing) process, a high performance porous low-kfilm of k = 2.57, whose Young's modulus is larger than 8 GPa, now is developed to improve the mechanical properties of a film by the reconstruction of Si-Onetwork structure from cage-like Si-Obonds, suboxide structures and Si-CH3 bonds. It was found that the UV curing process can efficiently strengthen the mechanical properties of porous low-k film, and reduce its dielectric constant value by removing hydrocarbon bonds to form porosities. As a result, the key features of this optimal SiOCH material, high elastic modulus and a low dielectric constant, provide promising properties for future integrated schemes.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)