The fabrication of 4 in. relaxed Si1-xGex-on-insulator (SGOI) substrates by layer transfer was demonstrated. A high-quality relaxed Si1-xGex layer was grown using ultrahigh vacuum chemical vapor deposition (UHVCVD) on 4 in. Si donor wafers. Thin Si1-xGex film (x = 0.2 or 0.25) was then transferred onto an oxidized Si handle wafer by bonding and wafer splitting using hydrogen implantation. The resulting relaxed SGOI structures were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
- Graded buffer
- Relaxed SiGe-on-insulator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry