Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Structural properties of titanium-nickel films on silicon carbide following high temperature annealing

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Konstantin VasilevskiyORCiD, Irina Nikitina, Dr Alton Horsfall, Professor Nick Wright, Dr Christopher Johnson


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


Structural properties of Ni/Ti films deposited on 4H-SiC and annealed at temperatures from 800 to 1040°C have been studied. Films with three different metal deposition sequences were investigated by X-ray diffraction and Auger electron spectroscopy: (A) Ti(100 nm)/Ni(50 nm); (B) Ti(4 nm)/Ni(50 nm)/Ti(100 nm); and (C) Ti(4 nm)/Ni(150 nm). A distinct spatial separation of nickel silicide and titanium carbide layers was observed in all samples. It was discovered that the distribution of the products of the solid state chemical reaction in samples (A) and (B) was independent on the deposition sequence of Ti and Ni layers. The titanium carbide layer located on the interface and covered by the clearly separated nickel silicide layer was detected in both samples after heat treatments.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Vassilevski KV, Nikitina IP, Horsfall AB, Wright NG, Johnson CM, Malhan RK, Yamamoto T

Editor(s): Devaty, RP; Larkin, DJ; Saddow, SE

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Materials Science Forum

Year of Conference: 2006

Pages: 871-874

ISSN: 0255-5476 (print) 1422-6375 (online)

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.4028/

Notes: Silicon Carbide and Related Materials 2005

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780878494255