Void-free β-SiC films were deposited on Si(001) substrates by laser chemical vapor deposition using hexamethyldisilane (HMDS) as the precursor. The effect of the time of introducing HMDS, i e, the substrate temperature when HMDS introduced (Tin), on the preferred orientation, surface microstructure and void was investigated. The orientation of the deposited SiC films changed from <001> to random to <111> with increasing Tin. The surface showed a layer-by-layer microstructure with voids above Tin ⩾ 773 K, and then transformed into mosaic structure without voids at Tin= 298 K. The mechanism of the elimination of voids was discussed. At Tin =298 K, Si surface can be covered by an ultrathin SiC film, which inhibits the out-diffusion of Si atoms from substrate and prohibites the formation of the voids.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Apr 1|
- laser CVD
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)