The chemical structures of the native oxides formed during various wet chemical treatments were measured nondestructively by changing the effective electron escape depth. The structures of the native oxides can be characterized by the distribution of suboxide Si3+ in the native oxide films. If Si3+ is correlated with Si-H bonds, the formation rate of the native oxide during the wet chemical treatment and the interface roughness produced by photoexcited dry etching through the oxide can be explained.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Feb|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)