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Homoepitaxial Growth of Si at Low Temperature (325 °C)

  • J. Platen (a1), B. Selle (a1), I. Sieber (a1), U. Zeimer (a1) (a2) and W. Fuhs (a1)...


Electron cyclotron resonance chemical vapor deposition (ECR-CVD) is used to grow to prepare epitaxial films on Si(100), Si(111), and Si(311) at 325 °C with a growth rate of 10…12 nm/min. On Si(100) up to a layer thickness of more than 300 nm the films exhibit a well defined and smooth interface and a perfectly ordered lattice structure. Beyond a critical thickness of about 500 nm the formation of conically shaped, amorphous regions was observed. At a thickness of 1.6 µm only 10… 15 % of the surface consists of these amorphous cones. On Si(311), Si(111), and Si(011) the critical epitaxial thicknesses hepi depends on the crystallographic orientation of the substrate in the sequence hepi(311) > hepi(111) > hepi(011) with an abrupt change of the film structure from crystalline to amorphous



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