Origins of Texture Formation



As we discussed in Chaps. 5 and 6, texture is divided into several classes: single crystal, biaxial, fiber, and random polycrystalline structures. The mechanisms that lead to these different textures are rather complex. They depend on the nature of the substrate (for example, crystalline vs amorphous), substrate temperature, deposition rate, flux energetics, impurities, and deposition geometry. In this chapter, we will provide an overview of some of the most commonly known mechanisms that lead to these different textures. However, in general, fundamental understanding of many of these texture formations is far from complete. Because of the fundamental and technological implications, this is a very rich, exciting area of research, and it likely will continue to be so for many years to come.


Epitaxial Film Fiber Texture Incident Flux Angle Deposition Incoming Flux 
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