Investigation of Mechanical Stress-Induced Double Stacking Faults in (11-20) Highly N-Doped 4H-SiC Combining Optical Microscopy, TEM, Contrast Simulation and Dislocation Core Reconstruction
Defects are introduced into (11-20) highly N-doped 4H-SiC by one surface scratch followed by annealing at 550°C or 700°C with or without an additional compressive stress. The defects are planar and always consist of double stacking faults dragged by a pair of partial dislocations. In a pair, the partial dislocations have the same line direction, Burgers vector and core composition. All the identified gliding dislocations have a silicon core. An analysis of their expansion during annealing proves that C(g) partial segments can be created but that C(g) partial dislocations are immobile.
Robert P. Devaty, David J. Larkin and Stephen E. Saddow
M. Lancin et al., "Investigation of Mechanical Stress-Induced Double Stacking Faults in (11-20) Highly N-Doped 4H-SiC Combining Optical Microscopy, TEM, Contrast Simulation and Dislocation Core Reconstruction", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 527-529, pp. 379-382, 2006