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Chin. Phys. B, 2015, Vol. 24(3): 036801    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/24/3/036801

Strain analysis of free-standing strained silicon-on-insulator nanomembrane

Sun Gao-Dia b, Dong Lin-Xia, Xue Zhong-Yingb, Chen Dab, Guo Qing-Leib, Mu Zhi-Qiangb
a Key Laboratory of RF Circuits and System of the Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China;
b State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
Abstract  Based on the ultra-thin strained silicon-on-insulator (sSOI) technology, by creatively using a hydrofluoric acid (HF) vapor corrosion system to dry etch the SiO2 layer, a large area of suspended strained silicon (sSi) nanomembrane with uniform strain distribution is fabricated. The strain state in the implemented nanomembrane is comprehensively analyzed by using an UV-Raman spectrometer with different laser powers. The results show that the inherent strain is preserved while there are artificial Raman shifts induced by the heat effect, which is proportional to the laser power. The suspended sSOI nanomembrane will be an important material for future novel high-performance devices.
Keywords:  dry etching      strained silicon-on-insulator      Raman spectrum      strain  
Received:  27 August 2014      Revised:  21 December 2014      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  68.35.Gy (Mechanical properties; surface strains)  
  61.72.uf (Ge and Si) (Strain and interface effects)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61376117 and 61107025) and the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. LY13F040004).
Corresponding Authors:  Dong Lin-Xi     E-mail:

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Sun Gao-Di, Dong Lin-Xi, Xue Zhong-Ying, Chen Da, Guo Qing-Lei, Mu Zhi-Qiang Strain analysis of free-standing strained silicon-on-insulator nanomembrane 2015 Chin. Phys. B 24 036801

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