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Uphill diffusion of ultralow-energy boron implants in preamorphized silicon and silicon-on-insulator

Ferri, M, Solmi, S, Giubertoni, D, Bersani, M, Hamilton, JJ, Kah, M, Kirkby, K, Collart, EJH and Cowern, NEB (2007) Uphill diffusion of ultralow-energy boron implants in preamorphized silicon and silicon-on-insulator JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 102 (10). ? - ?. ISSN 0021-8979

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Abstract

Redistribution during annealing of low-energy boron (B) implants in silicon on insulator (SOI) structures and in bulk Si has been investigated by comparing secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and simulated profiles. All the samples have been preamorphized with Ge at different implantation energies in order to investigate the effects of the position of the damage on B diffusion. Different B doses in the range between 2x10(13) and 2x10(15) cm(-2) and annealing temperatures between 700 and 1100 degrees C have been investigated. All SIMS profiles show a B pileup in the first few nanometers of the Si matrix in proximity of the Si surface. The results of our simulations, performed on samples implanted at different doses (below and above the solid solubility), indicate that the B redistribution upon annealing can be explained with a simple model which considers the presence of traps in the surface region, without considering any asymmetric behavior of the dopant diffusion. The sink region is a few monolayers (1-2 nm) for doses of 2x10(13) and 2x10(14) cm(-2), and it extends to about 7 nm for the highest dose of 2x10(15) cm(-3), in the region of very high B concentration where precipitates and clusters shrink the incoming B atoms. For the two lowest B doses, the amount of B trapped at the surface is maximum at temperatures around 800 degrees C, when more than 80% of the implanted dopant is made immobile and electrically inactive. In our experimental conditions, i.e., preamorphization performed with constant dose and different implantation energies, the amount of trapped B increases with reducing the depth of the amorphous layer and it is higher in the bulk Si than in SOI.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, OF-RANGE DEFECTS, DOPANT PROFILES, ULTRASHALLOW JUNCTION, SI/SIO2 INTERFACE, NEAR-SURFACE, ACTIVATION, BEHAVIOR, DAMAGE, MODEL, SI
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Ion Beam Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/451

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