Investigation of intermediates in the electrodeposition of copper using the Autolab rotating ring disc electrode (RRDE)

Copper is arguably one of the most technologically relevant metals, especially for the semiconductor industry. The deposition process used in this industry is known as the dual-damascene process and it involves the electrodeposition of copper from an acidic cupric compound, in the presence of additives.

This Application Note illustrates the use of the Autolab rotating ring disc electrode (RRDE) for the study of electrodeposition of copper and the detection of the Cu+ intermediate.