Publication
Title
Pulsed laser deposition of $SrTiO_{3}$ on a H-terminated Si substrate
Author
Abstract
 Interfacing oxides with silicon is a long-standing problem related to the integration of multifunctional oxides with semiconductor devices and the replacement of SiO2 with high-k gate oxides. In our study, pulsed laser deposition was used to prepare a SrTiO3 (STO) thin film on a H-terminated Si substrate. The main purpose of our work was to verify the ability of H-termination against the oxidation of Si during the PLD process and to analyze the resulting interfaces. In the first part of the study, the STO was deposited directly on the Si, leading to the formation of a preferentially textured STO film with a (100) orientation. In the second part, SrO was used as a buffer layer, which enabled the partial epitaxial growth of STO with STO(110)parallel to Si(100) and STO[001]parallel to Si[001]. The change in the growth direction induced by the application of a SrO buffer was governed by the formation of a SrO(111) intermediate layer and subsequently by the minimization of the lattice misfit between the STO and the SrO. Under the investigated conditions, approximately 10 nm thick interfacial layers formed between the STO and the Si due to reactions between the deposited material and the underlying H-terminated Si. In the case of direct STO deposition, SiOx formed at the interface with the silicon, while in the case when SrO was used as a buffer, strontium silicate grew directly on the silicon, which improves the growth quality of the uppermost STO.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of materials chemistry C : materials for optical and electronic devices
Publication
2013
ISSN
2050-7526
2050-7534
Volume/pages
1:34(2013), p. 5216-5222
ISI
000322911900005
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UAntwerpen
 Faculty/Department Research group [E?say:metaLocaldata.cgzprojectinf] IFOX - Interfacing Oxides.Exploring electron vortex beams (VORTEX). Publication type Subject Affiliation Publications with a UAntwerp address