Journal article

Observed damage during Argon gas cluster depth profiles of compound semiconductors

Anders J Barlow, Jose F Portoles, Peter J Cumpson

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2014

Abstract

Argon Gas Cluster Ion Beam (GCIB) sources have become very popular in XPS and SIMS in recent years, due to the minimal chemical damage they introduce in the depth-profiling of polymer and other organic materials. These GCIB sources are therefore particularly useful for depth-profiling polymer and organic materials, but also (though more slowly) the surfaces of inorganic materials such as semiconductors, due to the lower roughness expected in cluster ion sputtering compared to that introduced by monatomic ions. We have examined experimentally a set of five compound semiconductors, cadmium telluride (CdTe), gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium phosphide (GaP), indium arsenide (InAs), and zinc sele..

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