Accession Number : ADA264819


Title :   Surface Chemistry of N sub 2 H sub 4 on Si(100)-2x1


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 18,


Corporate Author : EMORY UNIV ATLANTA GA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Bu, Y ; Lin, M C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264819.pdf


Report Date : 24 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The adsorption and thermal decomposition of N2H4 on Si(100)-2xl were investigated using XPS, UPS, HREELS and LEED. Upon adsorption of 0.2 L N2H4 on the surface at 100 K, partial dissociation of the NH bonds was indicated by the appearance of the Si-H stretching mode at 255 meV in HREELS and the 399.0 eV peak in N1S XPS, which is assigned to the N2Hx (presumably N2H3) species. At lower dosages (D 0.4 L), N2H4 adsorbed on Si(100)-2xl in a side-on rather than an end-on geometry and hydrogen-bonding is likely to be formed in the overlayer adsorbates. The NN bond breaking process was observed to occur at 600 K; the NHx products (x=0,1,2) could be identified on the surface. At this temperature, the NN stretching mode essentially disappeared and the NH2 deformation and the NH stretching modes shifted from 200 and 413 to 192 and 420 meV, respectively. The same conclusion could also be established from the corresponding XPS and UPS results. Annealing the surface to higher temperatures caused further NH bond breaking, accompanied by the desorption of H2, while N remained on the surface forming Si nitride.


Descriptors :   *HYDRIDES , *NITROGEN , *BONDING , *HYDROGEN , *SURFACE CHEMISTRY , THERMAL PROPERTIES , TEMPERATURE , SURFACES , SILICON , ADSORBATES , DECOMPOSITION , DISSOCIATION , GEOMETRY , DOSAGE , CHEMICAL BONDS , DEFORMATION , NITRIDES , ADSORPTION , ANNEALING


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE