Fabrication and characterization of thin, self-supporting germanium single crystals

M. W. Grant, P. F. Lyman, J. H. Hoogenraad, B. S. Carlsward, D. A. Arms, L. E. Seiberling, F. Namavar

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Thin Ge single crystals (≤1 μm) up to 4 mm in diameter have been fabricated from epitaxial Ge films grown by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition on Si(100) wafers. The thin Ge windows are formed by chemically etching away both the Si substrate and the region of the Ge film near the interface that contains misfit dislocations associated with heteroepitaxial growth and relaxation of the Ge films. The resulting Ge films are comparable in crystalline quality to bulk Ge wafers, as indicated by ion channeling studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2486-2488
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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