X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis of zirconium nitride-like films prepared on Si(100) substrates by ion beam assisted deposition

M. Matsuoka, S. Isotani, Wilmer Alexe Sucasaire Mamani, N. Kuratani, K. Ogata

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

58 Scopus citations

Abstract

Thin zirconium nitride films were prepared on Si(100) substrates at room temperature by ion beam assisted deposition with a 2 keV nitrogen ion beam. Arrival rate ratios ARR(N/Zr) used were 0.19, 0.39, 0.92, and 1.86. The chemical composition and bonding structure of the films were analyzed with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Deconvolution results for Zr 3d, Zr 3p3/2, N 1s, O 1s, and C 1s XPS spectra indicated self-consistently the presence of metal Zr0, nitride ZrN, oxide ZrO2, oxynitride Zr2N2O, and carbide ZrC phases, and the amounts of these compounds were influenced by ARR(N/Zr). The chemical composition ratio N/Zr in the film increased with increasing ARR(N/Zr) until ARR(N/Zr) reached 0.92, reflecting the high reactivity of nitrogen in the ion beam, and stayed almost constant for ARR(N/Zr) ≥ 1, the excess nitrogen being rejected from the growing film. A considerable incorporation of contaminant oxygen and carbon into the depositing film was attributed to the getter effect of zirconium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3129-3135
Number of pages7
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume202
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Two of the authors (M. M. and S. I.) are grateful to Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), Brazil, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan, respectively, for financial supports to work in Japan.

Keywords

  • 81.15.Jj
  • 81.65.Tx
  • 82.80.Pv
  • Gettering
  • Ion beam assisted deposition
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Zirconium nitride coating

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis of zirconium nitride-like films prepared on Si(100) substrates by ion beam assisted deposition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this