Nucleation control of silicon on silicon oxide for low-temperature CVD and silicon selective epitaxy

Manabu Kato, Taketoshi Sato, Junichi Murota, Nobuo Mikoshiba

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Abstract

Nucleation processes of Si on Si oxide in a SiH4-H2 gas mixture have been investigated by ultraclean, low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) processing, to obtain high selectivity between Si and Si oxide. It was found that the incubation period for Si deposition and the nucleation rate depend not only on the deposition temperature and the SiH4 partial pressure, but also on the Si oxide materials, and it was proposed that the nucleation proceeds at point imperfections composed of Si bonds on the Si oxide surface. Furthermore, perfectly selective Si epitaxy without the addition of HCl gas has been realized for the first time in via-holes opened in CVD boro-phospho-silicate glass on Si(100) substrate at temperatures as low as 850°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-244
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume99
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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