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Crystallization of hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon films with laser and thermal annealing
Author/Authors :
D.K. Basa، نويسنده , , G. Ambrosone، نويسنده , , U. Coscia، نويسنده , , A. Setaro، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Abstract :
The crystallization of silicon rich hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon films prepared by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition technique has been induced by excimer laser annealing as well as thermal annealing. The excimer laser energy density (Ed) and the annealing temperature were varied from 123 to 242 mJ/cm2 and from 250 to 1200 °C respectively. The effects of the two crystallization processes on the structural properties and bonding configurations of the films have been studied. The main results are that for the laser annealed samples, cubic SiC crystallites are formed for Ed ≥ 188 mJ/cm2, while for the thermal annealed samples, micro-crystallites SiC and polycrystalline hexagonal SiC are observed for the annealing temperature of 800 and 1200 °C respectively. The crystallinity degree has been found to improve with the increase in the laser energy density as well as with the increase in the annealing temperature.
Keywords :
Laser annealing , Thermal annealing , Crystallization , Silicon carbon alloys
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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