Low-Temperature Activation and Recrystallization of B+- and BF+2-Implanted LPCVD Amorphous-Si Films

Huang-Chung Cheng, Fang Shing Wang, Yeong Fang Huang, Chun Yao Huang

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Low-temperature (600°C) activation and recrystallization of the low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) amorphous-Si films B+- and BFJ-implanted with different implantation dosages and projection ranges have been investigated. The boron dopant in the amorphous-Si layer can enhance the recrystallization, resulting in the shorter incubation time and smaller grain size then the undoped specimens. For the BFJ-implanted specimens, the existence of fluorine atoms could postpone the grain nucleation, leading to the longer incubation time and slower nucleation rate for the heavily doped specimens than the undoped ones. For the BFJ-implanted specimens, as the implantation peak reaches to the ct-Si/Si02 interface, the recoiled oxygen atoms from the oxide substrate would retard the grain nucleation and exhibit a significantly large grain size after a long time annealing. However, the recoiled oxygen atoms and the microdefects in the poly-Si layers would offset the improvement in hole mobility. Higher hole mobilities and lower trap state densities were also observed for the BFJ-implanted specimens with respect to the B+-implanted ones. It is attributed to the passivation effect of fluorine atoms within the poly-Si layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3574-3578
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

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