Structural Quality, Polishing and Thermal Stability of 3C-SiC/Si Templates
First objective of present contribution is to supply a compact description of two thickness-dependent characteristics of state of the art as-grown 3C-SiC/Si templates: structural quality and surface morphology. Second objective is to point out the benefits of surface planarization and indicate the temperature limits of thermal treatment that can be applied to polished 3C-SiC/Si templates without deterioration of planarization results. We believe that this kind of overview, based on our long term experience in fabrication of 3C-SiC/Si templates, may be useful for the scientific community working on future applications of cubic silicon carbide polytype.
Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis
M. Zielinski et al., "Structural Quality, Polishing and Thermal Stability of 3C-SiC/Si Templates", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 306-309, 2018