Effect of the Growth Conditions on the Crystal Quality in Solution Growth of SiC Using Cr Solvent without Molten Si
We have succeeded in solution growth of SiC from Cr solvent without Si using ceramic SiC as the SiC source. The effect of the growth conditions, such as the liquid height in the crucible, on the crystal quality in solution growth of SiC from Cr solvent was investigated. For a liquid height in the crucible of up to 10 mm, the growth rate increases with increasing liquid height and the SiC crystals are a single polytype, while the growth rate decreases and the crystals are polycrystalline for a liquid height above 10 mm. In the former case, the balance between dissolution and transportation of the solute are comparable. The latter case is expected to be transportation limited because transportation of free C and Si atoms is inhibited by excrescent crystals in solution and the increase in the distance for solute transportation. In addition, a higher growth temperature leads to growth of only 4H-SiC.
Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis
K. Suzuki et al., "Effect of the Growth Conditions on the Crystal Quality in Solution Growth of SiC Using Cr Solvent without Molten Si", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 35-38, 2018