Arsenic Plasma Doping in Si Characterized by High Resolution Medium Energy Ion Scattering Depth Profile Analysis

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In the plasma doping (PLAD) process studied, Si(100) wafers were exposed to an As containing plasma and pulse biased to between 4 and 10 kV to ion fluences of 1x1016 cm-2. Medium energy ion scattering (MEIS) analysis was applied after i) the PLAD implant, ii) two types of wet chemical clean and iii) spike annealing to 1000°C, to determine quantitative depth profiles of As, Si and O and retained As dose at each stage.Following PLAD at a 7 kV bias, MEIS showed the formation of an intermixed Si/As layer which decayed almost linearly from a ~40% As fraction directly under a 1.2 nm thick surface oxide to near-zero over a depth of ~17 nm. A non-oxidizing wet clean is shown to etch away 7 nm of the mixed layer, stopping at a Si concentration of 4x1022 cm3 and remove around 80% of the implanted As. Concentration depth profiles of As visible to the beam in both random and aligned lattice directions, yielded the substitutional As profile and retained As dose of 8x1014 cm-2. This dose is shown to be strongly bias voltage (implant energy) dependent, giving a ~10-fold increase going from 4 to 10 kV.The application of an industry standard SPM wet clean on the other hand, produced a 13.5 nm thick surface oxide overlaying the retained As implant and, after annealing a substitutional As depth profile with a concentration of 1x1021 cm-3 over a depth greater than 10 nm. This gives a substitutional As dose of 1.35x1015 cm-2 which represents a 70 % increase on that measured after a non-oxydizing chemical wet clean.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 22nd International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology, IIT 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsVolker Haublein, Heiner Ryssel
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668290
ISBN (Print)9781538668283
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology - Congress Centrum, Wurzburg, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 201821 Sep 2018 (Conference Homepage) (Abstract Book)


Conference22nd International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology
Abbreviated titleIIT 2018
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