Silicon-carbon alloys were formed by multiple energy implantation of C+ ions in silicon and in Silicon on Sapphire (SOS), The ion fluence ranged between 5 x 10(16) - 3 x 10(17) ions/cm(2) and the energy between 10-30 keV in order to obtain constant carbon concentration into a depth of 100 nm. The carbon atomic fraction (x) was in the range 0.22-0.59 as tested by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RES). Thermal annealing of the implanted films induced a transition from amorphous to a polycrystalline structure at temperatures above 850 degrees C as detected by Infrared spectrometry (IR) in the wavenumber range 600-900 cm(-1). The optical energy gap and the intensity of the infrared signal after annealing at 1000 degrees C depended on the film composition: they both increased linearly with carbon concentration reaching a maximum at the stoichiometric composition (x = 0.5). At higher carbon concentration the IR intensity saturated and the optical energy gap decreased from the maximum value of 2.2 to 1.8 eV. The behaviour at the high carbon content has been related to the formation of graphitic clusters as detected by Raman spectroscopy.

Silicon-carbon alloys were formed by multiple energy implantation of C+ ions in silicon and in Silicon on Sapphire (SOS), The ion fluence ranged between 5 x 10(16) - 3 x 10(17) ions/cm(2) and the energy between 10-30 keV in order to obtain constant carbon concentration into a depth of 100 nm. The carbon atomic fraction (x) was in the range 0.22-0.59 as tested by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RES). Thermal annealing of the implanted films induced a transition from amorphous to a polycrystalline structure at temperatures above 850 degrees C as detected by Infrared spectrometry (IR) in the wavenumber range 600-900 cm(-1). The optical energy gap and the intensity of the infrared signal after annealing at 1000 degrees C depended on the film composition: they both increased linearly with carbon concentration reaching a maximum at the stoichiometric composition (x = 0.5). At higher carbon concentration the IR intensity saturated and the optical energy gap decreased from the maximum value of 2.2 to 1.8 eV. The behaviour at the high carbon content has been related to the formation of graphitic clusters as detected by Raman spectroscopy.

Carbon clustering in Si1-xCx formed by ion implantation

CALCAGNO, Lucia;COMPAGNINI, Giuseppe Romano;GRIMALDI, Maria Grazia;MUSUMECI, Paolo
1996

Abstract

Silicon-carbon alloys were formed by multiple energy implantation of C+ ions in silicon and in Silicon on Sapphire (SOS), The ion fluence ranged between 5 x 10(16) - 3 x 10(17) ions/cm(2) and the energy between 10-30 keV in order to obtain constant carbon concentration into a depth of 100 nm. The carbon atomic fraction (x) was in the range 0.22-0.59 as tested by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RES). Thermal annealing of the implanted films induced a transition from amorphous to a polycrystalline structure at temperatures above 850 degrees C as detected by Infrared spectrometry (IR) in the wavenumber range 600-900 cm(-1). The optical energy gap and the intensity of the infrared signal after annealing at 1000 degrees C depended on the film composition: they both increased linearly with carbon concentration reaching a maximum at the stoichiometric composition (x = 0.5). At higher carbon concentration the IR intensity saturated and the optical energy gap decreased from the maximum value of 2.2 to 1.8 eV. The behaviour at the high carbon content has been related to the formation of graphitic clusters as detected by Raman spectroscopy.
Silicon-carbon alloys were formed by multiple energy implantation of C+ ions in silicon and in Silicon on Sapphire (SOS), The ion fluence ranged between 5 x 10(16) - 3 x 10(17) ions/cm(2) and the energy between 10-30 keV in order to obtain constant carbon concentration into a depth of 100 nm. The carbon atomic fraction (x) was in the range 0.22-0.59 as tested by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RES). Thermal annealing of the implanted films induced a transition from amorphous to a polycrystalline structure at temperatures above 850 degrees C as detected by Infrared spectrometry (IR) in the wavenumber range 600-900 cm(-1). The optical energy gap and the intensity of the infrared signal after annealing at 1000 degrees C depended on the film composition: they both increased linearly with carbon concentration reaching a maximum at the stoichiometric composition (x = 0.5). At higher carbon concentration the IR intensity saturated and the optical energy gap decreased from the maximum value of 2.2 to 1.8 eV. The behaviour at the high carbon content has been related to the formation of graphitic clusters as detected by Raman spectroscopy.
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