Copper Deposition in a Through-Hole Via
Application ID: 97901
This model demonstrates the "butterfly" filling mechanism for copper electrodeposition in a Through-Hole (TH) via exposed to an electrolyte containing halide-suppressor additives.
The Tertiary Current Distribution, Nernst Planck interface in combination with Deformed Geometry is used to track the moving boundary at the cathode surface. The model accounts for adsorption/desorption of additives using dissolving-depositing species formulation.
The model results show selective copper electrodeposition at the middle of the TH, in order to achieve void-free deposition.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Battery Design Module, Corrosion Module, or Electrodeposition Module
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