Oxidation characteristics of Si0.85Ge0.15 nanowires

Sang Yeon Kim, Sun Wook Kim, Hyun Jin Chang, Han Kyu Seong, Heon Jin Choi, Dae Hong Ko

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Oxidation characteristics of Si0.85Ge0.15 nanowires were investigated using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analyses. Si0.85Ge0.15 nanowires were grown in a tube furnace by vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) method and thermally oxidized at 925 °C for 1-8 h. After oxidation, oxide thicknesses were measured using TEM images. Si0.85Ge0.15 nanowires showed a thicker oxide than Si nanowires, for the whole range of oxidation time. The oxidation rate of Si0.85Ge0.15 nanowires significantly decreased in nanowires with diameters less than 150 nm. Long-term oxidation in Si0.85Ge0.15 nanowire resulted in the oxidation of germanium atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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