Transmission Electron Microscopy of In-Situ Deposited Films on Silicon
We discuss applications of an ultra-high vacuum TEM to the study of clean Si surfaces and in-situ deposited films. For the Nisi2 on Si system, we show the importance of metastable phases during growth. For native oxidation of Si, the behavior of individual atomic steps is viewed. In summary, moderate resolution TEM and diffraction is shown to have a great deal to contribute to semiconductor surface science primarily because of the kinematical diffraction by monolayers and the penetration to view sub-surface phenomena.
KeywordsStep Spacing Transmission Electron Microscope Technique Single Crystal Film Step Distribution Surface Science Technique
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