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Investigation on C54 nucleation and growth by micro-Raman imaging

  • Stefania Privitera (a1), Francesco Meinardi (a2), Simona Quilici (a2), Francesco La Via (a3), Corrado Spinella (a3), Maria Grazia Grimaldi (a1) and Emanuele Rimini (a1)...

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The processes of nucleation and growth of the C54 TiSi2 phase into the C49 phase in thin films have been studied by electrical measurements and micro-Raman spectroscopy. The Raman spectra have been acquired scanning large silicide areas (100×50 μm2) in step of 0.5 μm. Images showing the evolution of the C54 grains during the transition have been obtained for temperatures between 680 and 720 °C and the transformed fraction, the density and the size distribution of the C54 grains have been measured as a function of the temperature and the annealing time. The activation energies for the nucleation rate and the growth velocity have been determined obtaining values of 4.9 ± 0.7 eV and 4.5 ± 0.9 eV, respectively.

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Investigation on C54 nucleation and growth by micro-Raman imaging

  • Stefania Privitera (a1), Francesco Meinardi (a2), Simona Quilici (a2), Francesco La Via (a3), Corrado Spinella (a3), Maria Grazia Grimaldi (a1) and Emanuele Rimini (a1)...

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