A capacitor is fabricated on a base surface by applying a first pattern of electrical conductors (a first capacitor plate) over the base surface with an outer surface of the first pattern of electrical conductors including molybdenum. A first hard portion of a capacitor dielectric layer including amorphous hydrogenated carbon is deposited over the first capacitor plate and the base surface, a soft portion of the capacitor dielectric layer is deposited over the first hard portion, and a second hard portion of the capacitor dielectric layer is deposited over the soft portion. The deposition of the soft portion occurs at a lower bias voltage than the deposition of the first and second hard portions. A second pattern of electrical conductors (a second capacitor plate) is applied over the capacitor dielectric layer which is then patterned. A polymer layer is applied over the first and second capacitor plates, and two vias are formed, a first via extending to the first capacitor plate and a second via extending to the second capacitor plate. An electrode-coupling pattern of electrical conductors is applied over the polymer layer, a first portion extending into the first via and a second portion extending into the second via. Deposition of the capacitor dielectric layer can include using a methylethylketone precursor. Additional capacitor dielectric layers and plates having staggered via landing pads can be layered to increase the capacitance.
* 5262201 Low temperature process for converting silica precursor coatings to ceramic silica coatings by exposure to ammonium hydroxide or an environment to which water vapor and ammonia vapor have been added
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