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Applied Science and Convergence Technology 1996; 5(1): 6-13

Published online March 1, 1996

Copyright © The Korean Vacuum Society.

Native Oxide Formations on (AL, Ga)As and (Cd, Mn)Te surfaces

Seong Soo Choi


The kinetics of native oxide formation on the (Al, Ga)As and (Cd, Mn)Te have been studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy(AES). The regrowth of native oxide after 3keV Ar ion sputter etch and deionized water etch has been studied. The previous report exhibited that the native oxide on CdTe and GaAs can be removed completely by deionzied(DI) water only[l]. On the other hand, the airgrown native oxide on (Al, Ga)As become nonhomogeneous and the regrown native oxide on (Cd, Mn)Te can be partially removed.

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