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Detection of Titanium Silicide Formation and Phase Transformation by Picosecond Ultrasonics

  • H. -N. Lin (a1), R. J. Stoner (a1), H. J. Maris (a1), J. M. E. Harper (a2), C. Cabral (a2), J. -M. Halbout (a2) and G. W. Rubloff (a2)...

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Picosecond ultrasonics is employed to study the titanium silicide formation sequence for evaporated Ti films on silicon substrates annealed at temperatures between 300 and 800 °C. The measurements show significant differences in the ultrasonic echo pattern before and after the structural phases C49 and C54 are formed, thus indicating that picosecond ultrasonics is a sensitive non-destructive probe of silicide formation. The longitudinal sound velocity has been found to be (8.3 ± 0.2) × 105 cm/sec for C49 TiSi2, and about 5% lower for the C54 phase.

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Detection of Titanium Silicide Formation and Phase Transformation by Picosecond Ultrasonics

  • H. -N. Lin (a1), R. J. Stoner (a1), H. J. Maris (a1), J. M. E. Harper (a2), C. Cabral (a2), J. -M. Halbout (a2) and G. W. Rubloff (a2)...

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