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Super sequential lateral growth of Nd : YAG laser crystallized hydrogenated amorphous silicon

Tang, YF, Silva, SRP and Rose, MJ (2001) Super sequential lateral growth of Nd : YAG laser crystallized hydrogenated amorphous silicon APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 78 (2). 186 - 188. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

Lateral growth crystallization of hydrogenated amorphous silicon with single and multiple pulse excitation using a Nd:YAG laser at a wavelength of 532 nm and a 3 ns pulse width at a repetition of 10 Hz is shown. With single pulse crystallization, large grain sizes of the order of 1 mm were obtained with an energy density .400 mJ/cm2, and these have been studied using transmission electron microscopy ~TEM! and atomic force microscopy. We show that, by using extremely short ~3 ns! multiple pulse excitation of significantly lower powers ~,150 mJ/cm2!, than that used to crystallize amorphous silicon with single pulse excitation, a uniform growth of crystalline grains is observed. TEM gives evidence for lateral grain growth with multiple pulse crystallization at low energies. We suggest that a ‘‘super sequential lateral growth’’ mechanism is occurring.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS, INTERFERENCE CRYSTALLIZATION, POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON, GRAIN-GROWTH, SI FILMS, A-SI, GLASS
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 08:54
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2520

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