Solid-phase growth of the [a-Si/a-FeSiGe] n (n: 1, 2, 4; total thickness: 500nm) stacked structure has been investigated. After annealing at 700°C, the [a-SiGe/β-FeSi 2 (Ge)] n stacked structures were formed. From the analysis of the X-ray diffraction spectra, it was found that β-FeSi 2 (Ge) was strained by 0.4-0.5% for n = 1. With increasing n, the strains decreased, which was due to segregation of Ge atoms from the a-FeSiGe layers to the a-Si layers. After annealing at 800°C, agglomeration of β-FeSi 2 occurred and Ge atoms vanished completely from the β-FeSi 2 lattice. Thus, nanocrystals of relaxed β-FeSi 2 and c-Si 0.7 Ge 0.3 were formed. These new structures can be useful for formation of opto-electrical devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films