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Ion-implantation and diffusion behaviour of boron in germanium (2001)

Author(s): Cowern NEB; Uppal S; Willoughby AFW; Bonar JM; Evans AGR; Morris R; Dowsett MG

    Abstract: Results are presented of implantation and diffusion study of boron (B) in germanium (Ge). B implantation was carried out in Ge with different energies and to different doses. High-resolution secondary ion mass spectroscopy was used to obtain concentration profiles after furnace annealing. The as-implanted profiles show a long tail possibly due to enhanced diffusion. A limited diffusion has been observed after furnace annealing. Using T-SUPREM, diffusivity value of 1.5(±0.3)×10−16 cm2/s at 850°C has been extracted. This value is two orders of magnitude lower than previously reported values. The results question the change in diffusion mechanism of B diffusion in Si–Ge alloys from low Ge levels to high Ge levels.

      • Date: 08-03-2002
      • Journal: Physica B: Condensed Matter
      • Volume: 308-310
      • Pages: 525-528
      • Publisher: Elsevier BV
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published
      Staff

      Professor Nick Cowern
      Professor of Nanoscience / Nanotechnology