C49-TiSi2 film was grown epitaxially on Si(111) substrate by depositing Ti film on Si(111)- 7×7 surface followed by in situ annealing in ultrahigh vacuum. The deposition was monitored by means of reflection high energy electron diffraction as a function of the thickness of Ti film. The best result for the growth of epitaxial C49-TiSi2 was obtained from the Ti(30 ML)/Si(111)-7×7 sample which was annealed at 650°C for 20 min. Images of cross-sectional high resolution transmission electron microscopy shows that the silicide/silicon interface is shown to be clear and flat. The orientation relationships are TiSi2[2̄11]∥Si[011̄], TiSi2 (120)∥Si(111) without misorientation angle. Almost the whole area of the TiSi2 layer is revealed as an epitaxial C49 structure.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)