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Stress Evolution during Ge Nanoparticles Growth in a SiO2 Matrix

Pivac, Branko; Dubček, Pavo; Dasović, Jasna; Popović, Jasminka; Radić, Nikola; Bernstorff, Sigrid; Zavašnik, Janez; Vlahovic, Branislav
Stress Evolution during Ge Nanoparticles Growth in a SiO2 Matrix // Inorganic chemistry, 57 (2018), 23; 14939-14952 doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02760 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Stress Evolution during Ge Nanoparticles Growth in a SiO2 Matrix

Pivac, Branko ; Dubček, Pavo ; Dasović, Jasna ; Popović, Jasminka ; Radić, Nikola ; Bernstorff, Sigrid ; Zavašnik, Janez ; Vlahovic, Branislav

Inorganic chemistry (0020-1669) 57 (2018), 23; 14939-14952

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
X-ray-scattering ; optical gain ; visible photoluminescence ; nanocrystals ; luminescence ; multilayers ; reflection

Superstructures are explored that were obtained by multilayer magnetron deposition at room temperature of 20 SiO2 and SiO2:Ge bilayers, each 2 x 4 nm thick, and subsequently annealed in inert N-2 atmosphere at different temperatures in the range of 500-750 degrees C. The structural and optical changes induced by annealing and the formation and growth of Ge nanoparticles (nps) from early clusters to their full growth and final dissolution were studied by the simultaneous grazing-incidence small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering, transmission electron microscopy, and (time-resolved) photoluminescence (PL). It is shown that in as-deposited multilayers aggregation of small clusters already occurred, and the clusters were reasonably well intercorrelated in the lateral plane. During annealing at T-a = 550 degrees C or higher temperatures, Ge nps start to form and remain partly amorphous at lower T-a but crystallize completely at about 600 degrees C. At even higher temperatures, the Ge nps dissolve and Ge diffuses out almost completely, leaving voids in the SiO2 matrix. Visible PL from the samples was detected and attributed to defects in the nps/matrix interface layers rather than to the nps itself because PL persisted even after Ge nps dissolution.

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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2013-11-6135 - Poluvodičke kvantne strukture za napredne sklopove (Branko Pivac, )

Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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