The observation of medium-range order (MRO) in amorphous silicon using the low-energy ion bombardment technique was discussed. MRO structure is assumed to be produced during the nonequilibrium deposition process, during which nuclei were formed and buried. The testing of this assumption by altering the deposition kinetics during the magnetron sputter deposition was also discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)