Dynamical diffraction effects on higher-order laue zone lines in CBED patterns of semiconductors

T. Okuyama, S. Matsumura, N. Kuwano, K. Oki, Y. Tomokiyo

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We studied the dynamical diffraction effects on the defect lines of higher-order Laue zone reflections (HOLZ lines) in bright field disks of convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED). The positions of the HOLZ lines were confirmed experimentally to deviate by a small amount from the positions expected from the kinematical approximation. The amount of line shift is represented by the corresponding deviation of the accelerating voltage Δ E. In the case of [111] incidence, one HOLZ reflection can generate two lines with negative and positive values of Δ E. Calculations based on the dynamical diffraction theory clarified that the HOLZ lines with negative and positive Δ E arise from the first and second branches of the zeroth-layer dispersion surface, respectively. Either, or occasionally both, of the lines is observed in the HOLZ pattern, depending upon which branch is dominantly excited. The dependency of Δ E on the material species and thickness of specimen and on the zone axis is discussed in detail for Si, Ge and some III-V compound semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-317
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation


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