Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B vol:249 pages:847-850
The analysis of thin films in the range of 10 nm and less has become very important in microelectronics. The goal of this article is an evaluation of low-energy TOF-ERDA (time-of-flight elastic recoil detection analysis) in comparison with low-energy SIMS (secondary ion mass spectrometry) and HRBS (high-resolution Rutherford backscattering spectrometry), using a thin SiO2/Si3N4/SiO2 stack as a test vehicle. Comparisons are made on the depth resolution, its loss as a function of depth and the quantification accuracy. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.