Depth dependence of defect evolution and TED during annealing (2004)

Author(s): Colombeau B, Cowern NEB, Cristiano F, Calvo P, Lamrani Y, Cherkashin N, Lampin E, Claverie A

    Abstract: A quantitative transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study on the depth profile of extended defects, formed after Si implantation, has been carried out. Two different Si+ implant conditions have been considered. TEM analysis for the highest energy/dose shows that {1 1 3} defects evolve into dislocation loops whilst the defect depth distribution remains unchanged as a function of annealing time. For the lowest energy/dose, {1 1 3} defects grow and dissolve while the defect band shrinks preferentially on the surface side. At the same time, extraction of boron transient enhanced diffusion (TED) as a function of depth shows a decrease of the supersaturation towards the surface, starting at the location of the defect band. The study clearly shows that in these systems the silicon surface is the principal sink for interstitials. The results provide a critical test of the ability of physical models to simulate defect evolution and TED.

      • Date: 06-12-2003
      • Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B
      • Volume: 216
      • Pages: 90-94
      • Publisher: Elsevier BV
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Professor Nick Cowern
      Professor of Nanoscience / Nanotechnology