Fabrication of silicon quantum dots in SiN(x) multilayer using hot-wire CVD

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Fabrication of silicon quantum dots in SiN(x) multilayer using hot-wire CVD

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Title: Fabrication of silicon quantum dots in SiN(x) multilayer using hot-wire CVD
Author: PANCHAL, AK; SOLANKI, CS
Abstract: A hot-wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) procedure for growing 40 alternating layers of Silicon quantum dots (Si-QD) and SiN(x) in a single silicon nitride deposition chamber is presented in this paper. Films of 140-160 nm thickness were deposited with a substrate temperature of 250 degrees C and post-annealed between 800 and 950 degrees C. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) and Raman analysis techniques were used to characterize the samples. The cross-sectional TEM analysis confirms the formation of Si-QD in the range 3-5 nm with a density of 5 x 10(12)/cm(2) in the Si-QD/SiN(x) multilayer. The SIMS measurements indicate the variation in Si and N content as the alternating layers of Si and SiN(x) grow on the c-Si substrate. Deconvolution of the first order Raman spectra shows the presence of a lower frequency peak in the range 517-518 cm(-1) corresponding to Si-QD annealed with an increase in the temperature. The intensity ratio at the center frequency of the second order Raman spectrum increases from 0.52 to 0.88 with an increase in the Si-QD size and the annealing temperature. (C) 2009
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2009.03.013
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10054/6599
http://hdl.handle.net/10054/6599
Date: 2009


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