We have deposited Si thin films using a multi-hollow discharge plasma CVD method to compare properties of the films with and without incorporating crystalline Si nanoparticles into the films. After the deposition of the films, we have evaluated crystallization of the films by irradiating laser. We have found that a laser power at which crystalline Si nanoparticles embedded a-Si:H films start to be crystallized is lower than that for a-Si:H films without the nanoparticles. The incorporation of the nanoparticles has no effect on the defect density of the films. These results suggest incorporation of crystalline Si nanoparticles into the films play a role of crystallization of Si films during the deposition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry