Growth of 150 mm 4H-SiC Epitaxial Layer by a Hot-Wall Reactor
In this work we report the latest epitaxial growth of 150 mm 4H-SiC on 4° off-axis substrates by a commercial hot-wall reactor. A statistical analysis of more than 300 runs with an epi thickness range of 6μm~15μm shows that the average uniformities of the thickness and the doping concentration are 1.34% (sigma/mean) and 3.90% (sigma/mean), respectively, and the average 2 mm x 2 mm projected device yield is 97.79%. The growths of ~60 μm-thick 150 mm 4H-SiC epitaxial layers have also been carried out. The repeatability of this system for thick epitaxial layer growth has been verified, showing a run-to-run uniformity similar to that of the thin wafers. These results of 150 mm 4H-SiC epitaxial growths indicate that this comercial hot-wall reactor has the potential for mass production of large diameter 4H-SiC epitaxial wafers.
Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis
Y. Q. Sun et al., "Growth of 150 mm 4H-SiC Epitaxial Layer by a Hot-Wall Reactor", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 76-79, 2018