Microscopic structural randomness in SiO2, a typical electrical insulating material, was evaluated by observing the decay profile of the photoluminescence due to oxygen vacancies (≡Si-Si≡). As samples with different degrees of randomness, an ion-implanted thermal SiO2 film, SiO2 films formed by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of tetraethoxysilane with and without doped fluorine, a buried oxide film prepared by SIMOX (separation by ion-implanted oxygen), and a bulk silica glass prepared by the soot-remelting method were tested. By analyzing the decay profile with a stretched exponential function, it was found that the deviation of the decay profile from a single exponential function is larger in the samples whose infrared absorption properties and HF etch rate suggest greater structural randomness.
|ジャーナル||Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1997|
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