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Characterization of radio frequency sputtered SixGe1-xOy thin films for uncooled micro-bolometer
Author(s): Q. Cheng; M. Almasri
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Paper Abstract

Thin film SixGe1-xOy were deposited on glass, silicon and SiO2 by RF magnetron sputtering using co-sputtering of silicon and germanium targets in an environment of oxygen and argon. Silicon percentage was varied from ~7% to 22%. Exact contents of each material were determined by XRD/EDS and electrical properties of amorphous compound were studied. High values of temperature coefficient of resistance were obtained in specific conditions. the highest achieved TCR at room temperature was (5.8%/K) using Si0.177Ge0.726O0.097 (film deposited at 400 °C). The measured resistivity on this sample was 14.6 Ω cm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 694011 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777909
Show Author Affiliations
Q. Cheng, Univ. of Missouri/Columbia (United States)
M. Almasri, Univ. of Missouri/Columbia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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