D. K. Biegelsen, R. J. Nemanich, L. E. Fennell, R. A. Street

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Recently it has been proposed that solid silicon at the melting temperature is amorphous. There is no known case of a solid for which an amorphous structure is the equilibrium state. Silicon thin films on insulating substrates, when heated radiantly, melt inhomogeneously and provide an accessible high temperature system for a study of a solid coexisting with its melt. Using the intensity, energy distribution and polarization of Raman scattering from silicon lamellae, the authors have proved that the equilibrium phase is in fact crystalline. Furthermore, they give strong evidence that the solid regions have (100) texture at T//m.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
EditorsJohn C.C. Fan, Noble M. Johnson
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0444009035
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Biegelsen, D. K., Nemanich, R. J., Fennell, L. E., & Street, R. A. (1984). SOLID SILICON AT THE MELTING TEMPERATURE IS CRYSTALLINE. In J. C. C. Fan, & N. M. Johnson (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings (pp. 383-388). (Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings; Vol. 23). North-Holland.