Dislocation-density-based modeling of the plastic behavior of 4H-SiC single crystals using the Alexander-Haasen model

B. Gao, K. Kakimoto

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Abstract

To dynamically model the plastic deformation of 4H-SiC single crystals during physical vapor transport (PVT) growth, the Alexander-Haasen model, originally proposed for the elemental semiconductor, is extended into IV-IV compound semiconductors. By fitting the model parameters to the experimental data, we show that the Alexander-Haasen model can describe the plastic deformation of 4H-SiC single crystals if the activation of the carbon-core partial dislocation is modeled in the high-temperature region (above 1000 C) and the silicon-core partial dislocation is modeled in the low-temperature region (below 1000 C). We then apply the same model to the dynamical deformation process of a 4H-SiC single crystal during PVT growth. The time evolution of the dislocation density is shown, and the effects of the cooling time on the final dislocation density, residual stress and stacking faults are also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume386
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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