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Gaas Etching by C12 and HCI: Ga- vs. As- Limited Etching

  • Chaochin Su (a1), Zi-Guo Dai (a1), Hui-Qi Hou (a1), Ming Xi (a1), Matthew F. Vernon (a1) and Brian E. Bent (a1)...

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Results in the literature indicate that C12 etches GaAs at room temperature but HCl etches GaAs at a measurable rate only at temperatures above ∼670 K. In this work, molecular beam scattering and surface analysis techniques have been applied to address the fundamental kinetic differences between these two systems. The results indicate that the onset of GaAs etching by C12 is determined by the kinetics of Ga-removal as GaC13 while etching by HCl is limited by As evaporation as As2. The results also suggest that HCl selectively etches gallium from GaAs at temperatures between 600 and 650 K.

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Gaas Etching by C12 and HCI: Ga- vs. As- Limited Etching

  • Chaochin Su (a1), Zi-Guo Dai (a1), Hui-Qi Hou (a1), Ming Xi (a1), Matthew F. Vernon (a1) and Brian E. Bent (a1)...

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