3C-SiC (111) thick films were grown on Si (110) substrate via laser chemical vapor deposition (laser CVD) using hexamethyldisilane (HMDS) as precursor and argon (Ar) as dilution gas. The 3C-SiC (111) polycrystalline films were prepared at deposition temperature (Tdep) of 1423-1523 K, whereas the 3C-SiC (111) epitaxial films were obtained at 1573-1648 K with the thickness of 5.40 to 9.32 μm. The in-plane relationship was 3C-SiC [-1-12]//Si  and 3C-SiC [-110]//Si [-110]. The deposition rates (Rdep) were 16.2-28.0 μm/h, which are 2 to 100 times higher than that of 3C-SiC (111) epi-grown on Si (111) by conventional CVD. The growth mechanism of 3C-SiC (111) epitaxial films has also been proposed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry