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The synergistic effect of silicon-based substrates on the physical and chemical properties of aluminum nitride (AlN) thin films was investigated. AlN thin films were deposited by RF magnetron sputtering on Low Resistivity (LR) Si, Silicon On Insulator (SOI) and Si/SiO2 substrates at room temperature. The morphological and structural properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Atomic Force microscopy (AFM). XRD analyses evidenced the co-presence of (0 0 2) and (1 0 1) orientations. The substrate influence on films morphology, crystalline order, intrinsic stress and grain size is well evidenced, as shown by Raman and AFM analyses. These surface characterization techniques represent a valid support to select the suitable Si-substrate/piezoelectric thin film combination for the fabrication of a piezoelectric device. AlN sputtered on Si-LR substrate showed an enhancement of …
Publication date: 
15 Oct 2022

MA Signore, L Velardi, C De Pascali, I Kuznetsova, L Blasi, F Biscaglia, F Quaranta, P Siciliano, L Francioso

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Volume: 599 Pages: 154017
Applied Surface Science