Application of 3-dimensional phase-diagram using FactSage in C 3H8-SiCl4-H2 system

Jun Woo Kim, Hyung Tae Kim, Kyung Ja Kim, Jong Heun Lee, Kyoon Choi

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In order to deposit a homogeneous and uniform β-SiC films by chemical vapor deposition, we constructed the phase-diagram of β-SiC over graphite and silicon via computational thermodynamic calculation considering pressure(P), temperature(T) and gas composition(C) as variables in C3H 8-SiCl4-H2 system. During the calculation, the ratio of Cl/Si and C/Si is maintained to be 4 and 1, respectively, and H/Si ratio is varied from 2.67 to 15,000. The P-T-C diagram showed very steep phase boundary between SiC+C and SiC region perpendicular to H/Si axis and also showed SiC+Si region with very large H/Si value of ∼6700. The diagram can be applied not only to the prediction of the deposited phase composition but to compositional variation due to the temperature distribution in the reactor. The P-T-C diagram could provide the better understanding of chemical vapor deposition of silicon carbide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-624
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Ceramic Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov


  • CVD
  • Computer simulation
  • Silicon carbide
  • Thermodynamic calculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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