SEM Characterization of Silicon Layers Grown on Carbon Foil
Characterization of defect structure in silicon ribbon grown on carbon foil has been carried out. The structure of grown Si layers and a dislocation density in these layers have been studied using selective chemical etching and the Electron Backscattering Diffraction. It is observed that the layers consist of rather large grains, the majority of which is elongated along the growth direction with a similar surface orientation and with a misorientation angle between neighboring grains of 60º. This means that such grains are separated by the (111) twin boundaries. The dislocation density in different grains is found to vary from 102 to 107cm-2. The energy dispersive X-Ray microanalysis has shown that some twin boundaries are enriched with carbon.
M. Kittler and H. Richter
S. K. Brantov et al., "SEM Characterization of Silicon Layers Grown on Carbon Foil", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 156-158, pp. 473-476, 2010