We have investigated ion-beam-enhanced diffusion of Au in undoped and B doped amorphous Si. The diffusion coefficients depend linearly on ion flux and exibit an Arrhenius-like temperature dependence with an activation energy of 0.37 eV in the temperature range 200-350-degrees-C. Moreover the diffusivity is enhanced by a factor of 5 by B-doping at a concentration of 1 X 10(20) atoms/cm3. A similar enhancement is observed in thermal diffusion of Au which has an activation energy of 1.5 eV. On the basis of these results a model for the ion-beam-enhanced diffusion of Au is proposed where the high density of defects present in amorphous Si act as traps for the fast moving interstitial Au atoms. The effectiveness of this trapping process can be changed by the high concentration of mobile defects generated by the beam and also by a change in the charge state of the traps induced by the presence of B.
|Titolo:||MECHANISMS OF ION-BEAM-ENHANCED DIFFUSION IN AMORPHOUS-SILICON|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|