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A systematic approach to determine the most crucial growth parameters and their effect on the surface morphology and defect density of sublimation grown (001) cubic silicon carbide (3C‐SiC) is conducted. Close space physical vapor transport (CS‐PVT) growth on 3C‐SiC and 4° off oriented homoepitaxial chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown seeding layers is performed. For each growth run, one growth parameter, e.g., temperature, pressure, or N2 flux is varied, while the other parameters are kept constant. Raman spectroscopy, potassium hydroxide (KOH) etching, as well as optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are used for the sample characterization. Step‐flow‐controlled growth is observed on all grown samples, while the stacking fault density is generally reduced with respect to the seeding layers. Increased temperature as well as increased pressure leads to roughening of the growth …
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2023

Manuel Kollmuss, Francesco La Via, Peter J Wellmann

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Pages: 2300034
Crystal Research and Technology