Silane adsorption kinetics on Si(100) at elevated temperatures has been investigated from the gas-source MBE growth rate and hydrogen coverage of the grown surface at T = 450-850°C. Silane adsorption most probably changes its mode near 600°C, from two-site adsorption below this temperature to four-site adsorption as the adsorption temperature is increased. A unified interpretation is given for this temperature-dependent behavior of silane adsorption, from the possible presence of a SiH 3 adsorption precursor and its thermally activated desorption from the surface.
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- Surfaces, Coatings and Films