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Wirelike growth of self-assembled hafnium silicides: oxide mediated epitaxy
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Jung-Ho Lee*، نويسنده , , 1، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
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A wirelike shape of Hf silicides, which is not observed in silicides directly grown on Si (0 0 1), has been obtained by oxide mediated epitaxy (OME). Hafnium deposition ( 0.4 and 0.2 ML) onto ultrathin ( 1 nm) SiO2 and annealing at 900 C resulted in the formation of self-assembled wirelike silicides via a silicate phase (Hf–O–Si bonding units) in the 600–800 C temperature range. Silicide nanowires were found to be encapsulated in the bundle aggregates. The number density of OMEgrown silicides apparently decreased as a form of nanowire bundles along with an increasing aspect ratio compared with the directly grown disilicides on Si (0 0 1). This finding has an implication for the use of an ultrathin SiO2 layer in controlling the tradeoff between the number density and the aspect ratio of self-assembled silicides.
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hafnium , Scanning tunneling microscopy , X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy , interfaces
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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Applied Surface Science
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