High-quality (010)-oriented epitaxial β-FeSi2 films were grown on Si(110) substrates by coating silver thin layer. The full width at half maximum of the rocking curve of β-FeSi2 040 was 0.14o for the film deposited at 800°C on Si(110) substrates with 95 nm-thick silver layer. Moreover, this epitaxial β-FeSi2 film was constructed with single domain structure, and the lattice parameter of a-axis was extended by 0.7%. The photoluminescence spectrum from this epitaxial β-FeSi2 indicated that the band-gap was modulated by lattice strain of a-axis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering