Rapid alloying of silicon with germanium in microwave field using single mode cavity

D. C. Dube, M. Fu, D. Agrawal, R. Roy, A. Santra

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Abstract

Silicon and germanium alloys have been formed for the first time by heating powdered mixtures of 75%Si and 25%Ge in just 2 min in the H field in a single mode 2-45 GHz microwave cavity. As is well known, alloy formation in conventionally heated silicon-germanium mixtures is difficult, even when processed for much longer time durations at the same temperature. Further, any oxide contaminants, if present in the starting material or formed during heating, somehow, appear on the surface of the specimen after microwave treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Research Innovations
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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