A "dry" supercritical CO2-based etchant solution containing HF/pyridine as an anhydrous HF source effectively dissolves SiO2 thin films on silicon wafers. These dilute etchant solutions are active in removal of post-etch residues in back-end-of-line cleaning of microelectronic structures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Chemistry
- Materials Science(all)