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Germanium nanocrystals (Ge NCs) embedded in single and multilayer silicon oxide and silicon nitride matrices have been synthesized using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition followed by conventional furnace annealing or rapid thermal processing in N 2 ambient. Compositions of the films were determined by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The formation of NCs under suitable process conditions was observed with high resolution transmission electron microscope micrographs and Raman spectroscopy. Stress measurements were done using Raman shifts of the Ge optical phonon line at 300.7 cm− 1. The effect of the embedding matrix and annealing methods on Ge NC formation were investigated. In addition to Ge NCs in single layer samples, the stress on Ge NCs in multilayer samples was also analyzed. Multilayers of Ge NCs in a silicon nitride matrix …
IOP Publishing
Publication date: 
8 Mar 2018

Rahim Bahariqushchi, Rosario Raciti, Ahmet Emre Kasapoğlu, Emre Gür, Meltem Sezen, Eren Kalay, Salvatore Mirabella, ALPTEKİN Aydinli

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Volume: 29 Issue: 18 Pages: 185704