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Title: Raman scattering investigation of a Ge/SiO2/Si nanocrystal system under hydrostatic pressure
Authors: Liu, L. 
Teo, K.L. 
Shen, Z.X. 
Sun, J.S.
Ong, E.H.
Kolobov, A.V.
Maeda, Y.
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Source: Liu, L.,Teo, K.L.,Shen, Z.X.,Sun, J.S.,Ong, E.H.,Kolobov, A.V.,Maeda, Y. (2004-03). Raman scattering investigation of a Ge/SiO2/Si nanocrystal system under hydrostatic pressure. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 69 (12) : 1253331-1253337. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have studied the hydrostatic pressure dependence of Ge nanocrystals embedded in a SiO2 matrix on a Si substrate by Raman scattering at room temperature. During the first cycle of increasing pressure, we observed a step change in the Ge Raman mode from 310.4 to 313.8 cm-1 at ∼23 kbar. The linear pressure coefficients α obtained before and after the step change at ∼23 kbar are 0.42 and 0.64 cm-1 kbar -1, respectively. Upon decreasing pressure, the Ge mode follows a single slope of pressure coefficient α=0.64 cm-1 kbar -1. A finite-element analysis was carried out to investigate the elastic-field distribution in the Ge/SiO2/Si nanocrystal system, where the discontinuity of the specific geometric configuration with different elastic constants causes local areas of stress concentration around the interface. The step change of the Raman shifts with pressure at ∼23 kbar was attributed to complete delamination between the SiO2 film and the Si substrate.
Source Title: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/82958
ISSN: 01631829
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