Optimization of Ge/C ratio for compensation of misfit strain in solid phase epitaxial growth of SiGe layers

Seongil Im, Jack Washburn, Ronald Gronsky, Nathan W. Cheung, Kin Man Yu, Joel W. Ager

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Abstract

In order to study the strain-compensation effect by C atoms in solid phase epitaxial (SPE) growth of SiGe alloy layers, C sequential implantation was performed in [100] oriented Si substrates with various doses after high dose (5×1016/cm2) Ge implantation. When the nominal peak concentration of implanted C was over 0.55 at. % in the present sample series, misfit dislocation generation in the epitaxial layer was considerably suppressed. A SiGe alloy layer with 0.9 at. % C peak concentration under a 12 at. % Ge peak shows the greatest improved crystallinity compared to layers with smaller C peak concentrations. The experimental results, combined with a simple model calculation, indicate that the optimum Ge/C ratio for strain compensation is between 11 and 22.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2682-2684
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume63
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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