Ultrathin silicon oxynitride films are prepared by ozone and thermal oxidation of Si(001) followed by rapid thermal nitridation. The nitrogen depth profiles in these films are measured by high-resolution Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy. The observed nitrogen profiles are essentially similar, having a peak at the SiO2/Si interface, although the interface strain in the ozone oxide is known to be much smaller than that of the thermal oxide. This indicates that the interface strain relaxation due to the nitrogen incorporation is not responsible for the nitrogen accumulation at the interface.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2001 6|
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