We fabricated carbon nanotube (CNT) via interconnects (vertical wiring) and evaluated their robustness over a high-density current. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were grown at temperatures as low as 365°C using Co catalyst nanoparticles, which were formed and deposited by a custom-designed particle generation and deposition system. MWNTs were successfully grown in via holes with a diameter as small as 40 nm. The resistance of CNT vias with a diameter of 160 nm was found to be of the same order as that of tungsten plugs. The CNT vias were able to sustain a current density as high as 5.0×10 6 A/cm2 at 105°C for 100 h without any deterioration in their properties.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Sensors and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Nov 27|
- Carbon nanotube
- Low temperature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)