Dependence of the seed layer quality on different temperature ramp-up conditions for 3C-SiC hetero-epitaxy on Si (100)

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Hens P, Wagner G, Hölzing A, Hock R, Wellmann P
Journal: Thin Solid Films
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 522
Pages range: 2-6
ISSN: 0040-6090
Language: English


Abstract


Usually a waiting step at around 1000 degrees C to 1100 degrees C is implemented during the carbonization for 3C-SiC epitaxy on silicon in order to form a closed carbon layer which prevents the formation of voids by evaporation of Si. On the other hand, such a process step may lead to non-ideal nucleation conditions resulting in a low layer quality with high densities of defects and domain boundaries. Our investigations indicate that a continuous temperature ramp-up with the highest possible heating rate and no waiting step is preferable and results in an improved layer quality concerning domain sizes as confirmed by X-ray diffraction measurements of the full width at half maximum of the SiC(200) reflection. The result can be understood within the framework of the Tammann theory for the temperature dependence of nucleation and growth. The two thermal regimes, as proposed by Tammann, had been located at temperatures of around 1000-1100 degrees C for nucleation and > 1200 degrees C for growth. (C) 2011 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hens, Philip
Graduiertenzentrum der FAU
Hock, Rainer Prof. Dr.
Professur für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik
Hölzing, Astrid
Professur für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik
Wellmann, Peter Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik)


External institutions with authors

Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth / Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung


How to cite

APA:
Hens, P., Wagner, G., Hölzing, A., Hock, R., & Wellmann, P. (2012). Dependence of the seed layer quality on different temperature ramp-up conditions for 3C-SiC hetero-epitaxy on Si (100). Thin Solid Films, 522, 2-6. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2011.10.177

MLA:
Hens, Philip, et al. "Dependence of the seed layer quality on different temperature ramp-up conditions for 3C-SiC hetero-epitaxy on Si (100)." Thin Solid Films 522 (2012): 2-6.

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