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Title: RF sputtering for controlling dihydride and monohydride bond densities in amorphous silicon hydride

Abstract

A process is described for controlling the dihydride and monohydride bond densities in hydrogenated amorphous silicone produced by reactive rf sputtering of an amorphous silicon target. There is provided a chamber with an amorphous silicon target and a substrate therein with the substrate and the target positioned such that when rf power is applied to the target the substrate is in contact with the sputtering plasma produced thereby. Hydrogen and argon are fed to the chamber and the pressure is reduced in the chamber to a value sufficient to maintain a sputtering plasma therein, and then rf power is applied to the silicon target to provide a power density in the range of from about 7 watts per square inch to about 22 watts per square inch to sputter an amorphous solicone hydride onto the substrate, the dihydride bond density decreasing with an increase in the rf power density. Substantially pure monohydride films may be produced.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6535533
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-019006; EDB-81-057751
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SILANES; FABRICATION; SPUTTERING; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; SILICON COMPOUNDS; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture

Citation Formats

Jeffery, F.R., and Shanks, H.R. RF sputtering for controlling dihydride and monohydride bond densities in amorphous silicon hydride. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Jeffery, F.R., & Shanks, H.R. RF sputtering for controlling dihydride and monohydride bond densities in amorphous silicon hydride. United States.
Jeffery, F.R., and Shanks, H.R. Tue . "RF sputtering for controlling dihydride and monohydride bond densities in amorphous silicon hydride". United States.
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title = {RF sputtering for controlling dihydride and monohydride bond densities in amorphous silicon hydride},
author = {Jeffery, F.R. and Shanks, H.R.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for controlling the dihydride and monohydride bond densities in hydrogenated amorphous silicone produced by reactive rf sputtering of an amorphous silicon target. There is provided a chamber with an amorphous silicon target and a substrate therein with the substrate and the target positioned such that when rf power is applied to the target the substrate is in contact with the sputtering plasma produced thereby. Hydrogen and argon are fed to the chamber and the pressure is reduced in the chamber to a value sufficient to maintain a sputtering plasma therein, and then rf power is applied to the silicon target to provide a power density in the range of from about 7 watts per square inch to about 22 watts per square inch to sputter an amorphous solicone hydride onto the substrate, the dihydride bond density decreasing with an increase in the rf power density. Substantially pure monohydride films may be produced.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
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