The effect of direct current bias on the characteristics of Cu/C:H composite thin films on poly ethylene terephthalate film prepared by electron cyclotron resonance-metal organic chemical vapor deposition

Bup Ju Jeon, Hyungduk Ko, Jin Hyun, Dongjin Byun, Joong Kee Lee

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Abstract

Cu/C:H composite films were prepared on poly ethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate at room temperature by the electron cyclotron resonance-metal organic chemical vapor deposition (ECR-MOCVD) coupled with a negative direct current (DC) bias system. The negative DC bias voltage applied around the substrate strongly affected the crystallographic structure and composition as well as the surface roughness of the copper films. The surface resistivity of films decrease sharply as the bias voltage increase up to about 5 μΩ-cm below which the resistivity remains almost constant in the range of - 900 to - 1700 V. Thus, the bias voltage appeared to be a critical deposition parameter for preparing copper films with low resistivity. With interfacial studies of Cu-PET, copper atoms are embedded into the polymer substrate during the growth process. Therefore, Cu/C:H composite films on PET with good interfacial properties could be prepared by ECR-MOCVD coupled with a (-)DC bias system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-401
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume496
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 21

Keywords

  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Copper
  • Polyethylene terephthalate
  • Surface structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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