Tunneling barrier height imaging and polycrystalline Si surface observations

S. Hosaka, K. Sagara, T. Hasegawa, K. Takata, S. Hosoki

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An influence of the dopant concentration on polycrystalline Si grain structure, electronic structure and dopant segregation in 800 °C and 30 min annealing is investigated. Barrier height images and topographies of arsenic implanted polycrystalline silicon surface are obtained using tunneling barrier height imaging (TBI) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) with the vacuum pressure less than 5X 10-7Torr. As results, a conduction band bending caused by the arsenic ion implantation can be observed by the TBI. A comparison of the TBI image with the STM image can identify whether region is implanted or nonimplanted. In addition, dopant segregation structures at the grain boundary can be found out. With dopant concentration, 1014 cm -2As + implanted polycrystalline silicon grain structures of 4—80 nm size grow large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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