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Silicon carbide and boron carbide thin films formed by plasma immersion ion implantation of hydrocarbon gases

Ensinger, Wolfgang and Kraft, Gunther and Sittner, Falk and Volz, Kerstin and Baba, Koumei and Hatada, Ruriko :
Silicon carbide and boron carbide thin films formed by plasma immersion ion implantation of hydrocarbon gases.
In: Surface and Coatings Technology, 201 (19-20) pp. 8366-8369.
[Article] , (2007)

Abstract

Samples of silicon wafers and boron films on silicon were immersed in RF plasmas of methane and toluene. They were pulse-biased at different pulse durations and repetition rates at voltages up to − 45 kV. After the process, the samples were analyzed by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry for their composition, and by X-ray diffraction for their microstructure. The results show that under all conditions the silicon carbide and the boron carbide films were amorphous. The carbon depth profile depended on the process parameters, mainly on the number of applied pulses and the pulse repetition rate. The carbon implantation process was accompanied by deposition of a carbon film as a concurrent process. While in the case of toluene the deposition process dominated, in the case of methane it was possible to implant carbon in depth. The implantation process could be enhanced by increasing the pulse repetition rate.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2007
Creators: Ensinger, Wolfgang and Kraft, Gunther and Sittner, Falk and Volz, Kerstin and Baba, Koumei and Hatada, Ruriko
Title: Silicon carbide and boron carbide thin films formed by plasma immersion ion implantation of hydrocarbon gases
Language: English
Abstract:

Samples of silicon wafers and boron films on silicon were immersed in RF plasmas of methane and toluene. They were pulse-biased at different pulse durations and repetition rates at voltages up to − 45 kV. After the process, the samples were analyzed by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry for their composition, and by X-ray diffraction for their microstructure. The results show that under all conditions the silicon carbide and the boron carbide films were amorphous. The carbon depth profile depended on the process parameters, mainly on the number of applied pulses and the pulse repetition rate. The carbon implantation process was accompanied by deposition of a carbon film as a concurrent process. While in the case of toluene the deposition process dominated, in the case of methane it was possible to implant carbon in depth. The implantation process could be enhanced by increasing the pulse repetition rate.

Journal or Publication Title: Surface and Coatings Technology
Volume: 201
Number: 19-20
Publisher: Elsevier
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasma immersion ion implantation; Silicon carbide; Boron carbide; Amorphous carbon
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Material Analytics
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2008 08:28
Funders: This work was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft under project number DFG EN207/19-1.
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