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Growth of epitaxial β-FeSi2 thin films by pulsed laser deposition on silicon (111)

  • C.H. Olk (a1), O. P. Karpenko (a1), S. M. Yalisove (a1), G. L. Doll (a2) and J.F. Mansfield (a3)...


Epitaxial films of semiconducting iron disilicide (β-FeSi2) have been grown by pulsed laser deposition. We find that pulsed laser deposition creates conditions favorable to the formation of films with the smallest geometric misfit possessed by this material system. In situ reflection high energy electron diffraction results indicate a layer by layer growth of the silicide. Analysis of transmission electron diffraction data has determined that the films are single phase and that this growth method reproduces the epitaxial relationship: β-FeSi2 (001) ‖ Si(111).



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Growth of epitaxial β-FeSi2 thin films by pulsed laser deposition on silicon (111)

  • C.H. Olk (a1), O. P. Karpenko (a1), S. M. Yalisove (a1), G. L. Doll (a2) and J.F. Mansfield (a3)...


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