The growth of SiGe quantum rings in Au thin films on epitaxial SiGe on silicon

Jr-Hau He, Y. L. Chueh, W. W. Wu, S. W. Lee, L. J. Chen*, L. J. Chou

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Abstract

Self-assembled SiGe quantum rings (QRs) on Si0.8Ge0.2 substrate has been formed by thermal annealing of the samples with capping Au thin films at 1100°C in N2 ambient. Miniature quantum rings have a narrow distribution of diameter and height of 27.9±1.7 and 1.53±0.10 run, respectively. The formation of quantum rings was found to be mediated by the Au nanoparticles. As the size of Au nanoparticles can be adjusted, the method promises to be an effective technique to produce high density, uniform in size quantum rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-482
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume469-470
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2004

Keywords

  • Nanorings
  • Quantum rings
  • Self-assembly
  • SiGe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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