We investigate the structural properties and strain state of Ge nano-structures selectively grown on Si pillars of about 60 nm diameter with different SiGe buffer layers. A matrix of TEOS SiO2 surrounding the Si nano-pillars causes a tensile strain in the top part at growth temperature of the buffer that reduces the misfit and supports a defect-free initial growth. Elastic relaxation plays the dominating role in the further increase of buffer thickness and following Ge deposition. This method leads to Ge nanostructures on Si that are free of misfit dislocations and other structural defects, which is not the case for direct Ge deposition on these pillar structures. The Ge content of the SiGe buffer is thereby not a critical parameter; it may vary over a relatively wide range.

Zaumseil, P., Yamamoto, Y., Schubert, M.a., Capellini, G., Skibitzki, O., Zoellner, M.h., et al. (2015). Tailoring the strain in Si nano-structures for defect-free epitaxial Ge over growth. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 26(355707) [10.1088/0957-4484/26/35/355707].

Tailoring the strain in Si nano-structures for defect-free epitaxial Ge over growth

CAPELLINI, GIOVANNI;
2015-01-01

Abstract

We investigate the structural properties and strain state of Ge nano-structures selectively grown on Si pillars of about 60 nm diameter with different SiGe buffer layers. A matrix of TEOS SiO2 surrounding the Si nano-pillars causes a tensile strain in the top part at growth temperature of the buffer that reduces the misfit and supports a defect-free initial growth. Elastic relaxation plays the dominating role in the further increase of buffer thickness and following Ge deposition. This method leads to Ge nanostructures on Si that are free of misfit dislocations and other structural defects, which is not the case for direct Ge deposition on these pillar structures. The Ge content of the SiGe buffer is thereby not a critical parameter; it may vary over a relatively wide range.
Zaumseil, P., Yamamoto, Y., Schubert, M.a., Capellini, G., Skibitzki, O., Zoellner, M.h., et al. (2015). Tailoring the strain in Si nano-structures for defect-free epitaxial Ge over growth. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 26(355707) [10.1088/0957-4484/26/35/355707].
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