We attempted to utilize homemade SiGe bulk crystal as a substrate for epitaxy of strain-controlled heterostructures. X-ray reciprocal space mapping clarified that the growth of a Si thin film on a SiGe bulk substrate leads to reduction in the orientation fluctuation compared with that on a SiGe virtual substrate. Furthermore, analysis of Raman spectra revealed a dramatic decrease of the strain fluctuation in the strained Si film on the SiGe bulk substrate. These results suggest that the SiGe bulk crystal can be utilized as a substrate for various strain-controlled heterostructures for fundamental studies as well as improvement of device performance.
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