Point-Arc Remote Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition for High-Quality Single-Crystal Diamond Selective Growth

Wenxi Fei, Masafumi Inaba, Haruka Hoshino, Ikuto Tsuyusaki, Sora Kawai, Masayuki Iwataki, Hiroshi Kawarada

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Abstract

Selective growth techniques are believed to be the most effective approaches in the fabrication of diamond devices. Herein, the contamination from antenna and mask damage that causes poor performance in electronic applications is overcome with a high-quality diamond film on Ib (100) substrate, obtained by utilizing point-arc remote microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD). Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) mapping suggest that the diamond nucleation and selective growth occurred only in unmasked regions. Crystalline quality is evaluated by Raman spectra. Mo concentration from the antenna is detected with secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) at only a background level in the selectively grown diamond, indicating that the films are free of contaminant from the antenna, at three orders of magnitude lower than the impurity concentration in films selectively grown by typical hot filament CVD. Moreover, the moderate growth rate (approximately 50 nm h−1) enables high reproducibility, which is of great importance for the precise control thickness of the selective growth layer, and thus the proposed method offers significant potential for the architecture modification of diamond devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900227
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Volume216
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 1

Keywords

  • contaminant free
  • point-arc remote microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition
  • precise thickness control
  • selective growth
  • single-crystal diamond

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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