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The off-lattice displacement of substitutional impurities (B, Ga) in Si caused by irradiation with energetic light ion beams has been investigated. Samples have been prepared by solid phase epitaxy (SPE) of pre-amorphized Si subsequently implanted with B and Ga at a concentration of about 1 × 1020 at/cm3 confined in a 300 nm thick surface region. The off-lattice displacement of the impurities was induced at room temperature (RT) by irradiation with high energy (>600 keV) light ion beams (H, He) and detected by the channelling technique along different axes, using the 11B(p,α)8Be reaction and standard RBS, for B and Ga, respectively. The normalized channelling yield χ of the impurity signal increases with the ion fluence, indicating a progressive off-lattice displacement of the dopant during irradiation, until it saturates at χF 
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2006

L Romano, AM Piro, R De Bastiani, MG Grimaldi, E Rimini

Biblio References: 
Volume: 242 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 646-649
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms