Synthesis of amorphous Si-Ge alloys using microwave energy

J. Cheng, D. Agrawal, Y. Zhang, R. Roy, A. K. Santra

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Amorphous silicon-germanium alloys with 70% Si and 30% Ge have been formed by rapid heating in a pure E-field in a single mode 2.45 GHz microwave cavity. The synthesis of amorphous Si-Ge alloy by all conventional processing is difficult. This polarized microwave process provides another striking example of its unique abilities: producing bulk amorphous Si-Ge alloys. The microwave fabricated amorphous Si0.7Ge0.3 alloy composition exhibited relatively high Seebeck coefficient with high potential of its application in high efficient thermoelectric materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 18 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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