Process and device for detecting defects in a semiconductor elements
US T930006 I4
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PUBLISHED JANUARY 7, 1975 The apparatus is for checking the junctions of an integrated circuit driver by scanning the device surface with a beam, typically an electron beam. The beam acts as the source of an indirect current near a junction. Junctions are tested systematically by connecting similar combinations of regions in parallel and detecting with an amplifier induced signals produced by generated electron-hole pairs. The nature of the induced signals will vary from a norm when defects are present.
Jam 1975 P.J. BEAUFRERE ETAL T930 90 PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING DEFECTS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS 2 Sheets-$heet 1 Filed Oct. 13, 1972 FIG.
DISPLAY /42 DEVICE Jan. 7, 1975 Filed Oct. 13,
P. J. BEAUFRERE ETA!- T939305 PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING DEFECTS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS 1972 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 DISPLAY- DEVICE FIG. 50