Comprehensive perspective on the mechanism of preferred orientation in reactive-sputter-deposited nitrides

Yuya Kajikawa, Suguru Noda, Hiroshi Komiyama

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The PO-determining mechanism of reactive-sputter-deposited TiN, AlN, and TaN was studied. Both the existing experimental results for these three materials and the existing models explaining preferred orientation were experimentally studied. The resultant data were analyzed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1943-1954
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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