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The Local Structure of Antimony in High Dose Antimony Implants in Silicon by XAFS and SIMS

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Author(s)

M A. Sahiner, S W. Novak, Joseph Woicik, Y. Takamura, P B. Griffin, J D. Plummer

Abstract

One of the important challenges in semiconductor industry is to sustain high concentration of dopant atoms electronically active in very small areas. In investigating the optimum post implantation treatment methods that will help to attain these conditions, the local structural information around the dopant atom is crucial. In this study, we have used secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) and x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS) to obtain the concentration depth profiles and the local structural information around the Sb atom in laser thermal annealed (LTA) Sb implants in Si wafers. The Sb implant doses used in this work are 6.4x1015/cm2 and 2.0x1016/cm2. The XAFS results for the 6.4x1015/cm2 Sb dose sample do not exhibit any rhombohedral-Sb precipitation as the Fourier Transformed (FT) data can be fit successfully using only substitutional-Sb in the Si lattice sites. However, a multi-shell analysis of the Fourier Transformed (FT) data for the 2.0x1016/cm2 Sb dose sample clearly indicates there is a substantial contribution from the Sb-Sb scattering, which is a signature of precipitated form of Sb.
Proceedings Title
Si Front-End Junction Formation Technologies, Symposium C | | Silicon Front-End Junction Formation Technologies | Materials Research Society
Volume
717
Conference Dates
April 2-4, 2002
Conference Location
Undefined
Conference Title
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings

Keywords

fourier transformed (FT), secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS), thermal annealed (LTA), x-ray absorption fine structure spectros

Citation

Sahiner, M. , Novak, S. , Woicik, J. , Takamura, Y. , Griffin, P. and Plummer, J. (2003), The Local Structure of Antimony in High Dose Antimony Implants in Silicon by XAFS and SIMS, Si Front-End Junction Formation Technologies, Symposium C | | Silicon Front-End Junction Formation Technologies | Materials Research Society, Undefined (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created December 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021