A qualitative and quantitative study was performed on the carbonization temperature (TC) and carbonization time (tC) with respect to the microstructure and growth rate (Rg) of a 3C-SiC epitaxial layer on Si (111) substrates by carbonization via laser chemical vapor deposition (LCVD). The results showed that the density and size of the voids depended strongly on TC. The voids were sealed, and thin films were formed continuously and uniformly after a carbonization time of 6 min at TC = 1200 °C. Rg was also dependent on TC, and increased from 0.43 to 1.35μm·h−1 with increases in TC from 1000 to 1200 °C. These deposition rates are 10 to 100 times greater than those of observed for conventional CVD methods.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites