TITLE

In situ measurements of SiO(g) production during dry oxidation of crystalline silicon

AUTHOR(S)
Walkup, R. E.; Raider, S. I.
PUB. DATE
September 1988
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/5/1988, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p888
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report in situ measurements of SiO(g) evolution during the oxidation of silicon by O2 for a range of experimental conditions including the transition from active to passive oxidation. The results show that this transition occurs when the SiO(g) partial pressure reaches the equilibrium vapor pressure for the reaction Si(s)+SiO(s)⇄2SiO(g). During the growth of a SiO2 film, there is no significant transport of SiO molecules into the gas phase.
ACCESSION #
9827924

 

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