Initial growth stage of nanoscaled TiN films: Formation of continuous amorphous layers and thickness-dependent crystal nucleation

T. Q. Li, S. Noda, H. Komiyama, T. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara

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    The initial growth stage of titanium nitride (TiN) deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering onto (111)-oriented Si substrates was discussed. It was found that the growth of the crystal grains depended on the N2 partial pressure. The analysis showed that for films formed at N2 partial pressure equal to 0.47 Pa, an amorphous interlayer 1.5-1.8 nm thick formed between the TiN layer and Si substrate.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)1717-1723
    ページ数7
    ジャーナルJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
    21
    5
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2003 9

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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