The interfacial state between ambient-pressure-dried aerogel and GaAs has been examined with specific emphasis on the solvent of modification. Trimethylchlorosilane (TMCS), being widely used to modify aerogel, was shown to be inadaptable due to its constitutional chlorine, which formed HCl and then etched GaAs oxides on GaAs surface. The interface of GaAs with aerogel was roughly etched from the reflection of surface microstructure of aerogel. Therefore, surface modification of aerogel with TMCS induced a great damage to interfacial GaAs surface, resulted in the change of surface characteristics of GaAs, and finally induced cracks and a collapse of aerogel fractal structure. On the contrary, hexamethyldisilazane, another modifying agent for aerogel surface, represented a relatively good interfacial state, while aerogel could be successfully formed on GaAs substrate.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Sep 2|
|Event||2nd International Seminar On Semiconductor Surface Passivation (SSP'2001) - Ustron, Poland|
Duration: 2001 Sep 10 → 2001 Sep 13
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films