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Applied Physics Letters
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Annealing behavior of GaAs implanted with Si+ and SiF + and rapid thermally annealed with plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposited silicon nitride cap

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Abstract

It is demonstrated using rapid thermal annealing that the electrical activation of Si+-implanted GaAs capped with a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposited (PECVD) silicon nitride (SixNy) layer requires longer annealing times compared to capless annealing. The SIMS profiles of 2H from the GaAs samples onto which SixN y caps were deposited using deuterated ammonia showed that deuterium atoms diffuse readily into the implanted region during PECVD. The improvement in the electrical activation of the capped samples with annealing time correlates directly with decreasing concentration of the 2H in the GaAs. It is postulated that the H atoms diffusing into GaAs during PECVD are trapped by the implantation-induced damage and the delay in electrical activation corresponds to the time required for the release of the trapped H.

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01 Dec 1990

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Applied Physics Letters

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