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Chemo-mechanical Polishing of HgCdTe Epilayers Grown Using LPE Technique

  • Radheshyam NokhwalEmail author
  • Akhilesh Pandey
  • B. L. Sharma
  • Rachna Manchanda
  • Varun Sharma
  • Sandeep Dalal
  • Raghvendra Sahai Saxena
  • R. K. Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)

Abstract

Surface preparation of HgCdTe epilayers was carried out using chemo-mechanical polishing on pellon pad and nylon cloth pad and their results were compared using X-ray topographs, which were recorded for the (440) and (620) planes. The good cross-hatch lines were observed in case of Nylon pad polishing. On the other hand, the surface structure is mosaic in case of pellon pad polishing. Surface quality was also compared by defect etching and elongated feature were reveled with the use of pellon pad, while these feature were not in case of the polishing on nylon pad. AFM results were also compared as a function of polishing procedure. Root mean square Roughness was measured after chemo-mechanical polished using Atomic force microscopy, which was 1.37 and 0.74 nm at pellon and nylon pad respectively.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to Dr. Ashok Kapoor, Mr. Sandeep Dalal and Ms. Garima Gupta for using the characterization tools.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radheshyam Nokhwal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akhilesh Pandey
    • 1
  • B. L. Sharma
    • 1
  • Rachna Manchanda
    • 1
  • Varun Sharma
    • 1
  • Sandeep Dalal
    • 1
  • Raghvendra Sahai Saxena
    • 1
  • R. K. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid State Physics LaboratoryTimarpurIndia

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