Materials 2012, 5(11), 2270-2279; doi:10.3390/ma5112270
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Graphene as a Buffer Layer for Silicon Carbide-on-Insulator Structures

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Received: 14 September 2012; in revised form: 4 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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Abstract: We report an innovative technique for growing the silicon carbide-on-insulator (SiCOI) structure by utilizing polycrystalline single layer graphene (SLG) as a buffer layer. The epitaxial growth was carried out using a hot-mesh chemical vapor deposition (HM-CVD) technique. Cubic SiC (3C-SiC) thin film in (111) domain was realized at relatively low substrate temperature of 750 °C. 3C-SiC energy bandgap of 2.2 eV was confirmed. The Si-O absorption band observed in the grown film can be caused by the out-diffusion of the oxygen atom from SiO2 substrate or oxygen doping during the cleaning process. Further experimental works by optimizing the cleaning process, growth parameters of the present growth method, or by using other growth methods, as well, are expected to realize a high quality SiCOI structure, thereby opening up the way for a breakthrough in the development of advanced ULSIs with multifunctionalities.
Keywords: graphene; silicon carbide; insulator; buffer layer; hot-mesh CVD
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Astuti, B.; Tanikawa, M.; Rahman, S.F.A.; Yasui, K.; Hashim, A.M. Graphene as a Buffer Layer for Silicon Carbide-on-Insulator Structures. Materials 2012, 5, 2270-2279.

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Astuti B, Tanikawa M, Rahman SFA, Yasui K, Hashim AM. Graphene as a Buffer Layer for Silicon Carbide-on-Insulator Structures. Materials. 2012; 5(11):2270-2279.

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Astuti, Budi; Tanikawa, Masahiro; Rahman, Shaharin F.A.; Yasui, Kanji; Hashim, Abdul M. 2012. "Graphene as a Buffer Layer for Silicon Carbide-on-Insulator Structures." Materials 5, no. 11: 2270-2279.

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