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Internal stress around micropipes in 6H-SiC substrates
Author(s): Hitoshi Ohsato; Tomohisa Kato; Takashi Okuda; Manijeh Razeghi
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Paper Abstract

6H-SiC single crystals are expected to be suitable substrates for thin film growth of the wide bandgap semiconductor (GaN, because it has a small lattice mismatch with GaN. Moreover, SiC single crystals are also expected for high-power and high- temperature electric applications because of its wide band gap, high breakdown voltage, high thermal conductivity and high temperature stability. Single crystals with large size used for electronic devices can be grown on seed crystals only by the modified Lely method based on sublimation deposition. But, single crystals have serious defects so called micropipes. These micropipes penetrate almost along the [001] direction. The internal strain around micropipes was investigated using the polarizing optical microscope for the purpose of clarifying the formation mechanisms and decreasing the amount of micropipes. A special interference figure was found around a micropipe under the crossed polars on the polarizing microscope. In this work, the special interference figure around micropipes due to internal stress was explained, and the magnitude and distribution of the stress was measured by means of photoelasticity and the mapping of Raman spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3629, Photodetectors: Materials and Devices IV, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344576
Show Author Affiliations
Hitoshi Ohsato, Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tomohisa Kato, Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
Takashi Okuda, Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3629:
Photodetectors: Materials and Devices IV
Gail J. Brown; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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