AES depth profiling was carried out on a Ge-Si multilayer structure using rotated specimen and grazing incidence angle. Under these sputtering conditions the depth resolution is determined mainly by atomic mixing. The dependence of the experimentally measured atomic mixing on incidence angle and energy was compared with the simulation results obtained from TRIM code. It was found that the trends of the dependencies were the same, but the TRIM predicted weaker atomic mixing than that of the experimental one. Thus we concluded that consideration of the thermal processes is also important in the description of the atomic mixing in the Ge-Si system.
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