We report in this paper the influence of the rf power on the properties of p-type silicon thin films produced by hot wire plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (HWPA-CVD) technique, using a gas mixture containing SiH4, B2H6, CH4 and H-2. The influence of the rf power in the film morphology, its structure and its composition has been determined by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and infrared spectroscopy. The electrical dark conductivity, activation energy, optical band gap and growth rate values for the different rf power was also evaluated. The data achieved show that rf power rules the surface morphology, the film structure and its electrical characteristics.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-BIOMIMETIC AND SUPRAMOLECULAR SYSTEMS|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Aug 2001|
Ferreira, I. M. M., Braz Fernandes, F. M., Vilarinho, P., Fortunato, E. M. C., & Martins, R. F. D. P. (2001). Nanocrystalline p-type silicon films produced by hot wire plasma assisted technique. MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-BIOMIMETIC AND SUPRAMOLECULAR SYSTEMS, 15(1-2), 137-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0928-4931(01)00249-1