Growth kinetics of thermal oxidation process on Si(100) by real time ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy

Y. Enta, Y. Takegawa, M. Suemitsu, N. Miyamoto

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Abstract

Initial thermal oxidation processes by dry oxygen within the first submonolayer on Si(100) have been investigated by real time ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. For oxidation temperatures at 350-600°C the time evolution of the O 2p state intensity, a good measure for the amount of the formed oxide, presented a Langmuir-type adsorption behavior, showing a rapid increase after the introduction of the oxygen followed by a gradual saturation. For temperatures above 700°C, on the other hand, the onset of the oxidation was delayed, and the whole time evolution was well described by a model assuming a two-dimensional island growth. A unified explanation is given for this difference in the oxidation kinetics by considering the presence of the oxide decomposition process in the higher temperature region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume100-101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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