Wafer shape and contact pressure evolution during chemical mechanical polishing, and the characteristics of the steady-state regime are analyzed on the basis of approaches developed in contact mechanics. Nonplanarity caused by the geometrical nonuniformity (erosion) and by the presence of different material on the surface (recess) is considered. The possibility of the process optimization and the determination of system parameters based on the polished surface profiles is discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry