Structural Characterization of CF-PVT Grown Bulk 3C-SiC
The aim of the present work is to study the structural properties of 3C-SiC which is grown on (0001) 6H-SiC and on (100) 3C-SiC (Hoya) seeds using the Continuous Feed Physical Vapor Transport (CF-PVT) method. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) observations confirm that the overgrown layer is of the 3C-SiC polytype. In the case of the 6H-SiC substrate, microtwins (MTs), stacking faults (SFs) and dislocations (D) are observed at the substrate-overgrown interface with most of the dislocations annihilating within the first few µm from the interface. In the case of 3C-SiC crystals grown on 3C seeds, repeated SFs are formed locally and also coherent (111) twins of 3C-SiC are frequently observed near the surface. The SF density is reduced at the uppermost part of the grown material.
Akira Suzuki, Hajime Okumura, Tsunenobu Kimoto, Takashi Fuyuki, Kenji Fukuda and Shin-ichi Nishizawa
A. Mantzari et al., "Structural Characterization of CF-PVT Grown Bulk 3C-SiC ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 600-603, pp. 67-70, 2009