The behavior of ultra shallow ion implants of arsenic in Si following solid phase epitaxial re-growth process is reported. A 16 nm amorphous layer was created by ion implantation of Si+ at energy 5 keV and a dose 1E15 at/cm2. As ions were implanted at 2 keV using 3 different doses: 1E14, 5E14 and 1E15 at/cm2. The resulting As distributions, confined in the amorphous layer, were thermally treated at 550°C for 5-300 s in order to electrically activate dopant atoms. Crystal re-growth and As redistribution was investigated by secondary ion mass spectrometry and medium energy ion scattering. A growth rate depending on the As concentration was observed, the rate being slower for higher As content. Arsenic re-distribution to the surface and at the end-of-range defects was observed and a segregation model was developed. Finally, the substitutional fraction of As atoms was related to sheet resistance measurements revealing a higher fraction of electrically active dopant atoms in pre-amorphized samples compared to not pre-amorphized.

Arsenic redistribution after solid phase epitaxial regrowth of shallow pre-amorphized silicon layers

Demenev, Evgeny;Giubertoni, Damiano;Gennaro, Salvatore;Bersani, Massimo;
2012

Abstract

The behavior of ultra shallow ion implants of arsenic in Si following solid phase epitaxial re-growth process is reported. A 16 nm amorphous layer was created by ion implantation of Si+ at energy 5 keV and a dose 1E15 at/cm2. As ions were implanted at 2 keV using 3 different doses: 1E14, 5E14 and 1E15 at/cm2. The resulting As distributions, confined in the amorphous layer, were thermally treated at 550°C for 5-300 s in order to electrically activate dopant atoms. Crystal re-growth and As redistribution was investigated by secondary ion mass spectrometry and medium energy ion scattering. A growth rate depending on the As concentration was observed, the rate being slower for higher As content. Arsenic re-distribution to the surface and at the end-of-range defects was observed and a segregation model was developed. Finally, the substitutional fraction of As atoms was related to sheet resistance measurements revealing a higher fraction of electrically active dopant atoms in pre-amorphized samples compared to not pre-amorphized.
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