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Self-organization process under electrolytic formation of nanostructures in silicon-based semi-conducting systems


A role of surface processes in the developing dynamics of electrochemical reactions between silicon and fluorine-containing electrolytes during the pore-formation in silicon matrix, which is required for the surface and volume nanostructuring technologies, is examined. The charge exchange processes between the media via the surface were shown to be responsible for the observed anodizing regimes: stable, oscillation, and chaotic. The proposed approach enables one to explain the anodizing regime as associated with synchronized variations of the pore shapes and the global oscillation processes in the silicon/electrolyte system. The data obtained may be applied to the engineering of three-dimensional electron systems.

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Original Russian Text © N.A. Arzhanova, M.A. Prokaznikov, A.V. Prokaznikov, 2014, published in Mikroelektronika, 2014, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 441–455.

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Arzhanova, N.A., Prokaznikov, M.A. & Prokaznikov, A.V. Self-organization process under electrolytic formation of nanostructures in silicon-based semi-conducting systems. Russ Microelectron 43, 413–426 (2014).

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  • Charge Exchange
  • Porous Silicon
  • Dielectric Layer
  • Dynamic Variable
  • Pore Formation