Structural studies of SiGe/Si films grown on Si(001) substrates

Sang Gi Kim, Seung Chang Lee, Kyoung Ik Cho, Jae Jin Lee, Kee Soo Nam, Sahn Nahm, In Ho Bae

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Si0.8Ge0.2/Si(001) structures were grown at various growth temperatures (250 ∼ 760°C) using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and solid phase epitaxy (SPE). The variation of the strain and the microstructure of film were investigated using double-crystal X-ray diffractometry, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. For the samples grown below 350°C using MBE, an amorphous SiGe film developed over the SiGe single crystalline layer with a jagged amorphous(a-)/crystalline(c-) interface, and many defects, such as stacking faults and microwins, were formed below the a/c interface. SiGe films with good single crystallinity were obtained from the samples grown at 440 ∼ 660°C using MBE. Dislocations developed in the single crystal SiGe film for the samples grown above 680°C. However, for the sample annealed at 550°C using the SPE method, the SiGe film was found to be amorphous, and a single crystalline SiGe film with defects was formed in the sample annealed 650°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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