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Influence of pretreatments and deposition parameters on diamond nucleation density in diamond film deposition by hot filament CVD
Author(s): Zhuo Sun; Zhihao Zheng; Ning Xu
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Paper Abstract

In synthsis of diamond thin film by Hot Filment Chemical Vapor Deposition (HF-CVD), many factors can affect diamond nucleation. The mechanical pretreatments, scratching with diamond paste or ultrasonic irradiation with diamond powder suspensions, and the chemical pretreatment, such as erosion with a solution of HF-HNO3, can create many defects on the surface of silicon substrate and promote the diamond nucleation density. Also, diamond nucleation density can be promoted with carbide intermediate layer of diamond-like carbon film on polished silicon substrate. Diamond nucleation can be varied with different deposition parameters, among the deposition parameters, CH4/H2 ratio and substrate temperatures influence the diamond nucleation effectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2364, Second International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190719
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Zhuo Sun, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Zhihao Zheng, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Ning Xu, East China Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2364:
Second International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Shixun Zhou; Yongling Wang; Yi-Xin Chen; Shuzheng Mao, Editor(s)

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