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X-ray diffraction wafer mapping method for SiGe twin defects characterization
Author(s): Yeonjoon Park; Hyunjung Kim; Glen King; Kunik Lee; Sang H. Choi
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Paper Abstract

Group IV semiconductors, silicon, germanium, and carbon are today's most important cubic diamond structure forming semiconductors. A recently developed rhombohedral super-hetero epitaxy technology has enabled the single-crystal growth of cubic diamond semiconductors on the basal plane of selected trigonal crystals. This kind of hetero-crystal-structure epitaxy was previously thought to be impossible or very difficult to grow. We found this apparent lacuna in the earlier studies to be stemming from the lack of a proper characterization tool and a deficit in the knowledge of growth parameters employed. Here, we present X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods for characterizing twin crystal defects in the rhombohedral-trigonal epitaxy scheme. These XRD methods not only measure the total density of the twin defect crystals but also map their distribution on the wafer with high sensitivity and spatial resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7980, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2011, 79800T (14 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880578
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Yeonjoon Park, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)
Hyunjung Kim, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)
Glen King, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Kunik Lee, Federal Highway Administration (United States)
Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7980:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2011
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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