Hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon films, with relatively low hydrogen content and carbon fraction x, C/(C + Si), ranging from 0.20 to 0.57 have been deposited by RF-plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) for excimer laser annealing experiments. After the laser treatments all the films show structural modifications. It has been obtained that with increasing x the crystallinity degree of the Si phase decreases, while that of the SiC phase increases and becomes predominant for x = 0.39. In the overstoichiometric samples only the c-SiC phase has been observed. In all the treated samples 3C-SiC crystallites have been detected. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films