Si nanocrystals (Si-nc) embedded in amorphous silica matrix have been obtained by thermal annealing of substoichiomettic SiOx films, deposited by PECVD (plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition) technique with different amount of Si concentrations (42 and 46 at.%). Both nucleation and evolution of Si-nc together with the changes of the amorphous matrix have been studied as a function of the annealing temperature. The comparison of x-ray absorption measurements in Total Electron Yield (TEY) mode at the Si k-edge with photoluminescence (PL), FTIR and Raman spectra, allowed clarifying the processes of Si-nc formation and structural evolution as a function of the annealing temperature and Si content.

Silicon nanocrystal nucleation as a function of the annealing temperature in SiOx films

Daldosso, Nicola;
2003

Abstract

Si nanocrystals (Si-nc) embedded in amorphous silica matrix have been obtained by thermal annealing of substoichiomettic SiOx films, deposited by PECVD (plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition) technique with different amount of Si concentrations (42 and 46 at.%). Both nucleation and evolution of Si-nc together with the changes of the amorphous matrix have been studied as a function of the annealing temperature. The comparison of x-ray absorption measurements in Total Electron Yield (TEY) mode at the Si k-edge with photoluminescence (PL), FTIR and Raman spectra, allowed clarifying the processes of Si-nc formation and structural evolution as a function of the annealing temperature and Si content.
silicon; luminescence; nanocrystals; PECVD
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