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Hot filament-dissociation of (CH3)3SiH and (CH3)4Si, probed by vacuum ultra violet laser time of flight mass spectroscopy.

Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy (2006-03-15)
Ramesh C Sharma, Mitsuo Koshi
ABSTRACT

The decomposition of trimethylsilane and tetramethylsilane has been investigated for the first time, using hot wire (catalytic) at various temperatures. Trimethylsilane is catalytic-dissociated in these species SiH(2), CH(3)SiH, CH(3), CH(2)Si. Time of flight mass spectroscopy signal of these species are linearly increasing with increasing catalytic-temperature. Time of flight mass spectroscopy (TOFMS) signals of (CH(3))(3)SiH and photodissociated into (CH(3))(2)SiH are decreasing with increasing hot filament temperature. TOFMS signal of (CH(3))(4)Si is decreasing with increasing hot wire temperature, but (CH(3))(3)Si signal is almost constant with increasing the temperature. We calculated activation energies of dissociated species of the parental molecules for fundamental information of reaction kinetics for the first time. Catalytic-dissociation of trimethylsilane, and tetramethylsilane single source time of flight coupled single photon VUV (118 nm) photoionization collisionless radicals at temperature range of tungsten filament 800-2360 K. The study is focused to understand the fundamental information on reaction kinetics of these molecules at hot wire temperature, and processes of catalytic-chemical vapour deposition (Cat-CVD) technique which could be implemented in amorphous and crystalline SiC semiconductors thin films.

MATERIALS
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Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Tetramethylsilane, ACS reagent, NMR grade, ≥99.9%
Sigma-Aldrich
Tetramethylsilane, electronic grade, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tetramethylsilane, ≥99.0% (GC)
Supelco
Tetramethylsilane, analytical standard, for NMR spectroscopy, ACS reagent