Synthesis of crystalline Mg2Si films by ultrafast deposition of Mg on Si(111) and Si(001) at high temperatures. Mg/Si intermixing and reaction mechanisms


2021

Гуральник А. ., Чернев И. М., Шевлягин А. В., А.Ю. Устинов, А.В. Герасименко, А.К. Гутаковский

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Materials Chemistry and Physics

Netherlands, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Volume 258, 15 January 2021, 123903

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0254-0584

Gouralnik, A. S., Shevlyagin, A. V., Chernev, I. M., Ustinov, A. Y., Gerasimenko, A. V., & Gutakovskii, A. K.. Synthesis of crystalline Mg2Si films by ultrafast deposition of Mg on Si (111) and Si (001) at high temperatures. Mg/Si intermixing and reaction mechanisms //Materials Chemistry and Physics. – 2021. – T.258. - С. 123903.

Mg2Si films have been grown on Si(111) and Si(001) surfaces at ~ 387–477 °C by ultra-fast deposition in vacuum. The original pulse-type evaporator used allows Mg deposition rates of ~103–104 nm/s which provide effective accumulation of Mg on hot Si surfaces despite its fast re-evaporation. The silicide films at different stages of formation and growth have been obtained by varying the pulse duration, Mg deposit amounts and substrate temperatures. The local structure and crystal quality of the obtained Mg2Si films have been studied. The mechanism of the Mg2Si film formation and growth process is considered. The role of high temperatures in the formation of film texture is demonstrated. The existing to date experimental data on Mg–Si intermixing and Mg2Si formation are explained. Technologies of Si/Mg2Si solar cells can be based on these results.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.123903

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058420312621