|標題:||High-quality nanothick single-crystal Y(2)O(3) films epitaxially grown on Si (111): Growth and structural characteristics|
|作者:||Lee, Y. J.|
Lee, W. C.
Nieh, C. W.
Yang, Z. K.
Kortan, A. R.
Hsu, C. -H.
Department of Photonics
|摘要:||High-quality single-crystal nanothick Y(2)O(3) films have been grown epitaxially on Si (111) despite a lattice mismatch of 2.4%. The films were electron beam evaporated from pure compacted powder Y(2)O(3) target in ultrahigh vacuum. Y(2)O(3) 3 nm thick exhibited a bright, sharp, streaky reconstructed (4x4) reflection high energy electron diffraction pattern. Structural studies carried out by x-ray diffraction with synchrotron radiation and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy show that the films have the cubic bixbyite phase with a remarkably uniform thickness and high structural perfection. Two Y(2)O(3) domains of B-type Y(2)O(3) [2 (1) over bar(1) over bar]parallel to Si[11 (2) over bar] and A-type Y(2)O(3) [2 (1) over bar(1) over bar]parallel to Si[2 (1) over bar(1) over bar] coexist in the initial film growth with B type predominating over A type in thicker films as studied using x-ray diffraction. The narrow full width at half maximum of 0.014 degrees in the omega-rocking curve is the characteristic of excellent crystalline films. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and fast Fourier transform analysis show atomically sharp interface and strain relaxation in thicker films. (C) 2008 American Vacuum Society.|
|期刊:||JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B|
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