Enhanced diffusion and bound exciton interactions of high density implanted bismuth donors in silicon

Peach, T, Stockbridge, K, Li, J, Lourenco, MA, Homewood, KP, Hughes, MA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0877-5279, Murdin, BN, Chick, S and Clowes, SK 2019, 'Enhanced diffusion and bound exciton interactions of high density implanted bismuth donors in silicon' , Applied Physics Letters, 115 (7) , 072102.

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This study reports the effect of an increasing ion dose on both the electrical activation yield and the characteristic properties of implanted bismuth donors in silicon. A strong dependence of implant fluence is observed on both the yield of bismuth donors and the measured impurity diffusion. This is such that higher ion concentrations result in both a decrease in activation and an enhancement in donor migration through interactions with mobile silicon lattice vacancies and interstitials. Furthermore, the effect of implant fluence on the properties of the Si:Bi donor bound exciton, D0X, is also explored using photoluminescence (PL) measurements. In the highest density sample, centers corresponding to the PL of bismuth D0Xs within both the high density region and the lower concentration diffused tail of the implanted donor profile are identifiable.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Publisher: AIP Publishing
ISSN: 0003-6951
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Mark Hughes
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 13:27
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:27
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52021

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