Epitaxial growth method for multilayered structures of ultrasmall β-FeSi2 nanodots (NDs)/Si was developed as a Si-based material for thermoelectric or optical devices by applying our ultrathin SiO2 film technique. In this technique, strain-relaxed β-FeSi2 NDs were epitaxially grown with high density. For the formation of multilayered structures, Si growth on these β-FeSi2 NDs was carefully investigated. Si grew epitaxially on the NDs in three-dimension because of the lattice mismatch strain with the underlying NDs. As a result of three-dimensional Si growth, thicker Si (>20 monolayer) was needed to completely cover the NDs. The authors demonstrated that strain-relaxed β-FeSi2 NDs and the Si covering are two important factors for the formation of multilayered structures of β-FeSi2 NDs/Si.
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jul 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films