|IPS Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110114114||CLEANING METHOD OF APPARATUS FOR DEPOSITING CARBON CONTAINING FILM - A dry cleaning method of an apparatus for depositing a carbon-containing film is provided. The method includes in-situ cleaning an inside of a reactor of the apparatus, wherein the cleaning of the inside of the reactor of the apparatus comprises supplying a cleaning gas including halogens with being activated by using a remote plasma generator to the reactor and simultaneously supplying a carbon-removing gas without being activated to the reactor. In the method, a by-product in a solid form is not generated, and in-situ cleaning can be performed without stopping the apparatus for depositing a carbon-containing film after a predetermined amount of wafers are treated, such that productivity of the apparatus for depositing a carbon-containing film can be maximized.||05-19-2011|
|20110083735||SOLAR CELL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A solar cell and a fabricating method thereof are provided. In the method of fabricating the solar cell, a p-type semiconductor substrate on whose light-receiving surface an anti-reflection coating is formed is loaded into a processing chamber. In this case, the p-type semiconductor substrate may be loaded on a substrate support of an apparatus of processing a plurality of substrates along the circumference of the substrate support, in the state where the back surface of the p-type semiconductor substrate faces upward. Then, a back surface field (BSF) layer having the characteristic of Negative Fixed Charge (NFC) is formed with AlO, AlN or ALON on the back surface of the p-type semiconductor substrate. At this time, the BSF layer may be formed by simultaneously injecting an Al source gas, a first purge gas, an oxidizing agent gas and/or a ntiriding agent gas, and a second purge gas through injection holes of individual gas injection units while relatively rotating the substrate support with respect to the shower head. Thereafter, a back surface electrode is formed on the BSF layer such that the back surface electrode is electrically connected to the BSF layer.||04-14-2011|
|20110027976||METHOD OF FORMING CHALCOGENIDE THIN FILM - The present invention concerns a method of forming a chalcogenide thin film for a phase-change memory. In the method of forming a chalcogenide thin film according to the present invention, a substrate with a pattern formed is loaded into a reactor, and a source gas is supplied onto the substrate. Here, the source gas includes at least one source gas selected from germanium (Ge) source gas, gallium (Ga) source gas, indium (In) source gas, selenium (Se) source gas, antimony (Sb) source gas, tellurium (Te) source gas, tin (Sn) source gas, silver (Ag) source gas, and sulfur (S) source gas. A first purge gas is supplied onto the substrate in order to purge the source gas supplied onto the substrate, a reaction gas for reducing the source gas is then supplied onto the substrate, and a second purge gas is supplied onto the substrate in order to purge the reaction gas supplied onto the substrate. At least one operation, namely changing the supply time of the first purge gas and/or adjusting the internal pressure of the reactor is performed in such a way as to ensure that the deposition rate at an inner portion of the pattern is greater than the deposition rate at an upper portion of the pattern. According to the present invention, it is possible to form a chalcogenide thin film having an excellent gap-fill property by changing the purge time of the source gas or adjusting the internal pressure of the reactor in such a way as to ensure that the film forming rate at the inner portion of the pattern is greater than the film forming rate at the upper portion of the pattern.||02-03-2011|
|20100190341||APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DEPOSITING THIN FILM ON WAFER AND METHOD FOR GAP-FILLING TRENCH USING THE SAME - Provided are an apparatus and method for depositing a thin film, and a method for gap-filling a trench in a semiconductor device. The thin film depositing apparatus includes a plurality of substrates provided on the same space inside a reactor, wherein deposition of the thin film and partial etching of the deposited thin film are repeated to form the thin film on the plurality of substrates by exposing the substrates to two or more source gases and an etching gas supplied together at predetermined time intervals while rotating the substrates. According to exemplary embodiments, it is possible to concurrently or alternatively perform deposition and etching of a thin film, so that a thin film with good gap-fill capability can be deposited.||07-29-2010|
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