This is the first practical ALD book which goes extensively into applications as well as the foundations of theory, including fundamental aspects such as films and materials.
Atomic Layer Deposition: Principles, Characteristics, and Nanotechnology Applications is a new edition of Atomic Layer Deposition for Nanotechnology, authored by Arthur Sherman and published in 2008. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new developments in process configuration, such as roll–to–roll manufacturing, and has been extended to highlight industrial applications.
ALD technology is being adopted by manufacturers all over the world, making Atomic Layer Deposition: Principles, Characteristics, and Nanotechnology Applications an indispensable title. ALD has become of paramount importance in a number of applications in recent years. This is particularly true for microelectronics and MEMS devices because of the economic pressure driving devices to ever smaller dimensions. Non–microelectronics applications, where the characteristic uniformity and conformality properties of ALD are prized, have gained great potential as well. In particular, emerging industrial applications such as organic and flexible electronics, solar cells, optical coatings, silver tarnish prevention, coating catalytic membranes, and solid fuel cells are the most notable.
Scientists and engineers in diverse fields of chemistry, materials science and physics who develop the ultra–thin film deposition processes and manufacturing technology facilitating industrial applications. Atomic Layer Deposition is highly suitable for use in training in the industrial setting as well as for a graduate–level course in atomic layer deposition.
1 Fundamentals of Atomic Layer Deposition 1
1.1 Chemical Vapour Deposition 1
1.1.1 Thermal CVD 2
1.1.2 Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) 5
1.2 Vapour Adsorption 6
1.3 Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) 10
2 Elemental Semiconductor Epitaxial Films 33
2.1 Epitaxial Silicon 33
3 III–V Semiconductor Films 51
3.1 Gallium Arsenide 51
3.2 Other III–V Semiconductor Films 63
3.3 Applications 64
4 Oxide films 67
4.1 Introduction 67
4.2 Aluminum Oxide 68
4.3 Titanium Dioxide 81
4.4 Zinc Oxide 96
4.5 Zirconium Dioxide 101
4.6 Hafnium Dioxide 107
4.7 Other Oxides 112
4.8 Mixed Oxides and Nanolaminates 124
4.9 Multilayers 150
5 Nitrides and Other Compounds 161
5.1 Introduction 161
5.2 Nitrides 162
5.3 Chalcogenides 176
5.4 Other Compounds 179
6 Metals 183
6.1 Introduction 183
6.2 Noble Metals 184
6.3 Titanium 193
6.4 Tantalum 196
6.5 Aluminum 198
6.6 Copper 200
6.7 Other Transition Metals 203
7 Organic and Hybrid Materials 207
7.1 Introduction 207
7.2 Organic layers 208
7.3 Hybrid Organic–inorganic Layers. 209
7.4 Applications of Organic and Hybrid Films 212
8 ALD Applications and Industry 215
8.1 Introduction 215
8.2 MEMS/NEMS 217
8.3 Thin Film Magnetic Heads 223
8.4 Coating Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials and Porous Objects 224
8.5 Optical Coatings 226
8.6 Thin Film Electroluminescent Displays 228
8.7 Solar Cells 229
8.8 Anti–corrosion Layers 231
8.9 Opportunities in Organic Electronics 234
8.10 ALD Tool Manufacturers and Coating Providers 236
Tommi Kääriäinen is a researcher at the Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory (ASTRaL) in Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland. He has over nine years of experience in thin film deposition and analytical techniques. He has especially focused on atomic layer deposition (ALD) at low temperatures and recently on spatial and roll–to–roll ALD.
David Cameron received his BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1972. In 2004, he joined LUT as Professor of Material Technology and Director of ASTRaL. His research career has been in the area of thin film deposition and since joining ASTRaL, his work has focused on ALD. He has also worked on molecular beam epitaxy, plasma chemical vapour deposition, magnetron sputtering, and sol–gel deposition.
Marja–Leena Kääriäinen has conducted ALD research for over 10 years. Her focus has been on the growth and structure of nanoscale metal oxide films. She has a particular interest in the photoactivity, photocatalytic activity, and antibacterial properties of ALD–grown thin films. Her background is in chemical engineering, which she studied at LUT and Michigan Technological University. Currently, she is a researcher at ASTRaL.
Arthur Sherman has 60 years of industrial experience, which includes almost 20 years with General Electric, seven years on the corporate staff of RCA, several years at Applied Materials, and six years at Varian Associates. He earned a master's degree in aeronautical engineering at Princeton University and a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published extensively, including approximately 50 research papers published in archive journals and three scientific monographs.