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Fluorine redistribution and incorporation during solid phase epitaxy of preamorphized Si

Mastromatteo, M and De Salvador, D and Napolitani, E and Panciera, F and Bisognin, G and Carnera, A and Impellizzeri, G and Mirabella, S and Priolo, F (2010) Fluorine redistribution and incorporation during solid phase epitaxy of preamorphized Si. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 82. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

The redistribution of fluorine during solid phase epitaxial regrowth (SPER) of preamorphized Si has been experimentally investigated, explained, and simulated, for different F concentrations and temperatures. We demonstrate, by a detailed analysis and modeling of F secondary ion mass spectrometry chemical-concentration profiles, that F segregates in amorphous Si during SPER by splitting in three possible states: (i) a diffusive one that migrates in amorphous Si; (ii) an interface segregated state evidenced by the presence of a F accumulation peak at the amorphous-crystal interface; (iii) a clustered F state. The interplay among these states and their roles in the F incorporation into crystalline Si are fully described. It is shown that diffusive F migrates by a trap limited diffusion mechanism and also interacts with the advancing interface by a sticking-release dynamics that regulates the amount of F segregated at the interface. We demonstrate that this last quantity determines the regrowth rate through an exponential law. On the other hand we show that neither the diffusive F nor the one segregated at the interface can directly incorporate into the crystal but F has to cluster in the amorphous phase before being incorporated in the crystal, in agreement with recent experimental observations. The trends of the model parameters as a function of the temperature are shown and discussed obtaining a clear energetic scheme of the F redistribution and incorporation in preamorphized Si. The above physical understanding and the model could have a strong impact on the use of F as a tool for optimizing the doping profiles in the fabrication of ultrashallow junctions. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email sms67@cam.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:25
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 06:45
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.155323