Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1305.4805 (Marina Prenzel et al.)

Bimodal substrate biasing to control γ-Al2O3 deposition during
reactive magnetron sputtering

Marina Prenzel, Annika Kortmann, Adrian Stein, Achim von Keudell, Farwah Nahif, Jochen M. Schneider
Al2O3 thin films have been deposited at substrate temperatures between 500{\deg}C to 600{\deg}C by reactive magnetron sputtering using an additional arbitrary substrate bias to tailor the energy distribution of the incident ions. The films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The film structure being amorphous, nanocrystalline, or crystalline was correlated with characteristic ion energy distributions. The evolving crystalline structure is connected with different levels of displacements per atom (dpa) in the growing film as being derived from TRIM simulations. The boundary between the formation of crystalline films and amorphous or nanocrystalline films was at 0.9 dpa for a substrate temperature of 500{\deg}C. This threshold shifts to 0.6 dpa for films grown at 550{\deg}C.
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