Elimination of droplets using a vane velocity filter for pulsed laser ablation of FeSi 2

Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, Gousuke Shiraishi, Kunihito Nagayama

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    Semiconducting β-FeSi 2 is a future promising material for Si-ULSI compatible optoelectronics devices, solar cells and IR photo-sensors. Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) make possible low temperature growth of β-FeSi 2 . However many droplets are co-deposited with the ablation species, and thus the films obtained by PLD are difficult to be applied for electronic devices. In order to eliminate droplets, a vane velocity filter was adapted. The droplets decreased drastically. The velocity distribution was obtained for various droplet sizes. The maximum velocity of droplets is at most 65 m/s. It is possible to eliminate the droplets completely at the suitable cutoff velocity of the filter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-383
    Number of pages5
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventCola 2001 - Tsukuba, Japan
    Duration: Oct 1 2001Oct 1 2001

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Chemistry
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • General Physics and Astronomy
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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