Annealing effects on structural and electrical properties of micro heater conductor element

Norihan Abdul Hamid, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, Jumril Yunas, Arash Dehzangi

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis and investigation of the effect thermal anealing treatment on structural and electrical properties of micro heater conductor. Conventional micro fabrication process has given a higher resistance impact on the heater conductor properties. Higher conductor resistance obtains higher source for micro heater to be operated. Since the micro heater is used for micron-sized devices, only small amount of source is consumed for the micro component. Therefore annealing process is necessary to reduce the resistance of metal conductor heater. In this work, the thermal annealing treatment process was carried out in nitrogen atmosphere at temperature of 450°C for 30 minutes. Structural properties were studied using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) while an electrical property was investigated using heater characterization measurement and testing. The analysis shows that thermal annealing treatment improved the electrical properties of the heater conductor element and provided some changes in samples, such as the grain size increment or the decrease of the strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - RSM 2013
Subtitle of host publication2013 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics
Pages77-80
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2013 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: Sep 25 2013Sep 27 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - RSM 2013: 2013 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics

Other

Other2013 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period9/25/139/27/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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