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Journal of Applied Physics
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A mechanism for diborane induced selectivity loss in the chemical vapor deposition of silicon from SiH2Cl2

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Abstract

The interaction between B2H6 and SiO2 was investigated by soft x-ray photoemission. Thermally activated, autocatalytic dissociative chemisorption of B2H6 on SiO2 to form elemental films was discovered at temperatures exceeding 550°C. These surfaces are shown to be quite reactive towards SiH2Cl2. This process is thus a mechanism whereby the selectivity of chemical vapor deposition exhibited by SiH2Cl2 towards SiO2 can be rapidly degraded.

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01 Dec 1992

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Journal of Applied Physics

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