Automated TEM sample preparation using focused ion beam (FIB) followed by plucking has been proposed to be a fast and reliable method in semiconductor failure analysis with extremely short cycle time needs. Artifacts caused by sample supporting film to image quality, energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and electron energy loss spectrum (EELS) analysis are discussed. Damage (amorphizing) to sample surface induced by Ga+ion beam implantation during Pt protection film deposition was proved by TEM observation, and the method to avoid this damage are proposed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering