Investigation of 3C-SiC(111) Homoepitaxial Growth by CVD at High Temperature
Starting from 3C-SiC(111) layers grown by Vapour-Liquid-Solid mechanism, homoepitaxial growth by Chemical Vapour Deposition was carried out on top of these seeds. The effect of the growth temperature and of the C/Si ratio in the gas phase was investigated on the surface morphology, the roughness and the defect density. It was found that the initial highly step-bunched surface of the VLS seeds could be greatly smoothen using appropriate conditions. These conditions were also found to reduce significantly the defect size and/or density at the surface.
Anton J. Bauer, Peter Friedrichs, Michael Krieger, Gerhard Pensl, Roland Rupp and Thomas Seyller
N. Jegenyes et al., "Investigation of 3C-SiC(111) Homoepitaxial Growth by CVD at High Temperature", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 645-648, pp. 127-130, 2010