- Tan, T.Y. and Ginsberg, B.J., Observation of oxidation-enhanced and oxidation-retarded diffusion of antimony in silicon,
Appl. Phys. Lett. (USA), vol. 42 no. 5
pp. 448 - 50 [1.93966] .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
An experiment was carried out to study oxidation-enhanced and oxidation-retarded diffusion (OED and ORD) of Sb in (100) and (111) Si wafers oxidized in dry O2 at 1160°C. The ORD data of (100) wafers agree well with those of Mizuo and Higuchi and with the prediction of a model assuming that Si self-interstitials and vacancies coexist in Si in thermal equilibrium at high temperatures. A small adjustment to the interstitial supersaturation values is needed to bring the ORD/OED data of (111) wafers to fit with the model satisfactorily. This indicates the existence of a mechanism which injects vacancies into (111) wafers in addition to the normal mechanism of interstitial injection due to SiO2 growth
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