A study on the crystallization behavior of nitrogen doped Ge 2Sb2Te5 thin film

Suk Min Kim, Jin Hyung Jun, Doo Jin Choi, Suk Kyoung Hong, Young Jin Park

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We investigated the crystallization behaviors of nitrogen doped Ge 2Sb2Te5 thin films deposited in various nitrogen gas flow rates by means of the 4-point probe technique, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and we mapped the change of crystallization behavior on annealing temperatures. Nitrogen doping resulted in an increase of crystallization temperature from amorphous to fcc structure and maintained the fcc structure up to a higher annealing temperature than un-doped film did. However, crystallization behavior in heavily nitrogen-doped film occurred from an amorphous directly to a hexagonal state, skipping the fee crystallization step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L208-L210
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number1-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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