X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), is designed to identify material crystal structure, crystal orientation, and grains size of nanometer crystal, as well as residual stress analysis of mono- and poly-crystalline film material by pairing the X-ray diffraction pattern of crystal against databases in a non-destructive manner.
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The analysis application of material lattice structure characteristics
Sample for analysis: Al2O3/Si
See figure below for results of fitting the XRR pattern of aluminum oxide films on silicon substrate. The table below suggests there are two layers of aluminum oxide films at different densities (the thickness is 0.94 nm and 6.69 nm for upper and lower layer respectively); roughness of aluminum oxide surface and the silicon substrate interface is 0.49 nm and 0.23 nm odd respectively.
Sample for analysis: InxGa1-xN/GaN superlattice
See below for a high resolution XRD pattern for the epitaxy of LED wafer. Fitting of superlattice InxGa1-xN/GaN suggests thickness and composition at 2.4nm/14.35nm and x=16.27%.
- Crystal structure analysis (lattice)
- Crystallinity analysis
- Texture analysis
- Thin film residual stress analysis
- RSM (Reciprocal Space Mapping) analysis
- XRR analysis
Bruker New D8 Discover
|X-ray source|| 6kW turbo X-ray
spot size: 0.3*3mm
|Other functions|| 2 bounce monochromator
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