Photoluminescence properties of β-FeSi2 grains on Si with coating Au layer

K. Akiyama, S. Kaneko, Y. Hirabayashi, K. Yokomizo, M. Itakura

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We have investigated the growth of β-FeSi2 grains on Si(001) substrates with 90-nm-thick gold layer and its photoluminescence (PL) property. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy observations revealed that coarse island β-FeSi2 grains with sizes from several to tens of micrometers were formed on the Si surface. A clear PL spectrum for the β-FeSi2 grains was observed on as deposited sample by argon-ion laser irradiation to the Si substrate side. The values of the activation energy for a non-radiative recombination path were large, and indicated the formation of high-crystal-quality β-FeSi2 with a low-level non-radiative center without post-annealing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082015
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue numberSYMPOSIUM 5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Congress on Ceramics, ICC 2011 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Nov 14 2010Nov 18 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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