Infrared absorption in a-SiC : H alloy prepared by d.c. sputtering

TitleInfrared absorption in a-SiC : H alloy prepared by d.c. sputtering
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsSaleh, R., L. Munisa, and W. Beyer
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume426
Pagination117-123
Date PublishedFEB 24
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN0040-6090
Keywordsamorphous materials, hydrogen, infrared spectroscopy, sputtering
Abstract

Infrared absorption and hydrogen effusion were measured on silicon rich a-SiC:H films deposited by d.c. sputtering. Hydrogen concentration was changed by hydrogen implantation. The results show that the shift of the Si-H stretching absorption from 2000 to 2100 cm(-1) with increasing carbon concentration is mainly due to hydrogen-related void formation. The absorption strength of Si-H stretching and wagging absorptions are found to be independent of carbon concentration. The data suggest that both 720 and 780 cm(-1) absorptions are due to C-Si stretching vibrations with the 720 cm-' absorption presumably related to H-Si-C groups. Under the deposition condition applied, these H-Si-C groups are the predominant sites for hydrogen and carbon incorporation. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(03)00003-8%7D
DOI10.1016/S0040-6090(03)00003-8

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