Stress measurement technique to monitor porous silicon processing

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Macroscopic stress measurements are used to monitor Porous Silicon processing. Silicon wafer of 1Ωcm resistivity, n-type and 〈1 0 0〉 orientation were used as starting material. Porous Silicon layers with a porosity of 57% and a thickness of 85 μm, fabricated by electrochemical anodization, were differently dried, then the evolution of the wafer deflection has been followed with storage time in air. Thermal treatments both in inert and oxidant atmosphere have been performed up to 1000 °C. The stress behaviour vs. temperature allows to estimate the hydrogen desorption activation energy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319 - 321
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Porous Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Catalysis

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