Homoepitaxial Growth of Iron-Doped 4H-SiC Using BTMSM and t-Butylferrocene Precursors for Semi-Insulating Property
In this paper, we attempted to grow semi-insulating SiC epitaxial layer by in-situ iron doping. Homoepitaxial growth of iron-doped 4H-SiC layer was performed by MOCVD using organo-silicon precursor, bis-trimethylsilylmethane (BTMSM, [C7H20Si2]) and metal organic precursor, t-butylferrocene ([C14H17Fe]). Doping-induced crystallinity degradation showed different tendency depending on conducting type of substrate. The crystal quality of epilayer grown on n-type substrate was not degraded significantly despite of the Fe doping but in case of semi-insulating substrate, crystallinity was remarkably degraded as increasing iron contents. For measurement of resistivity of highly resistive iron-doped 4H-SiC epilayer, we used the on-resistance technique which is firstly attempted for measuring resistivity of epilayer. From on-resistance of epilayer measured by I-V, it is shown that the residual donor concentration of epilayer was decreased as increasing partial pressure of t-butylferrocene. The resistivity of iron-doped 4H-SiC epilayer was about 107 Ωcm. From this result, it is concluded that Fe could effectively act as a compensation center in the iron-doped 4H-SiC.
Robert P. Devaty, David J. Larkin and Stephen E. Saddow
H. K. Song et al., "Homoepitaxial Growth of Iron-Doped 4H-SiC Using BTMSM and t-Butylferrocene Precursors for Semi-Insulating Property", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 527-529, pp. 215-218, 2006