Asymmetrical heating behavior at Ni/doped-Si junctions for SOI structures

C. N. Liao*, King-Ning Tu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


With an increasing component density and shrinking feature size in integrated circuit (IC) chips, the heat dissipation issue on the IC chips becomes increasingly important because of device performance and reliability concerns. The heating behavior at Ni/doped-Si junctions, which depends on Joule heating, Peltier effect and heat conduction, is explored in the study. A semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) structure is used to obtain thermal isolation of the test specimen. The Si channel of 720 μm × 25 μm was lithographically defined and implanted with As+ and BF2+ dopants at a dose of 5×1015 ions/cm2, respectively. By applying a current through a Ni contact/doped-Si/Ni contact structure and measuring the resistance of the doped Si channel near the cathode and the anode ends, we found an obvious asymmetrical heating behavior at the two ends, depending on the dopant type and post-implantation annealing condition. The Seebeck coefficients of doped Si were measured to be about 140 μV/K and 80 μV/K for BF2+ - doped Si and As+-doped Si, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 13 Apr 199815 Apr 1998

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Asymmetrical heating behavior at Ni/doped-Si junctions for SOI structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this