Atomic layer epitaxy of germanium on silicon using flash heating chemical vapor deposition

Masao Sakuraba, Junichi Murota, Nobuo Mikoshiba, Shoichi Ono

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Atomic layer epitaxy of Ge using GeH4 decomposition at a surface heated with a Xe flash lamp in an ultraclean low-pressure environment was investigated. By use of a flash lamp light shot to separate the surface reaction and adsorption of Ge-hydrides, a single Ge atomic layer deposition per light shot has been realized under certain process conditions. It is found that the surface coverage velocity of Ge-hydride is higher at higher GeH4 partial pressures and, in the adsorption equilibrium, the density of adsorbed Ge-hydride becomes nearly equal to that of the surface atoms in the investigated GeH4 partial pressure range. From electron diffraction patterns, single crystallinity is found for the (100) substrate orientation, whereas deposited films are amorphous for the (111) orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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