We demonstrated for the first time single-crystal grain growth in the solid-phase crystallization of amorphous silicon (a-Si) film induced by inkjet-printed colloidal solution containing Ni nanosized particles. The electrostatic inkjet nozzle with a needle can print dots of Ni colloidal solution, whose size ranges from submicron order to a few ten micrometers, on the a-Si film surface by controlling the needle apex radius and the number of applied voltage pulses. The dependence of the crystallization behavior of a-Si on dot size is investigated by electron backscattering pattern (EBSP) analysis. Crystallization behavior is categorized into three modes: single-crystal growth, polycrystal growth, and lateral-crystal growth. Statistical analysis suggests that, when the dot size is 0.86 μm in diameter, a single-crystal grain is grown at the inkjet-printed sites with a probability of 0.62.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||9 B|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 20 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)