By B. O. Kolbesen (auth.), S. Coffa, F. Priolo, E. Rimini, J. M. Poate (eds.)

Semiconductors lie on the middle of a few of crucial industries and applied sciences of the 20th century. The complexity of silicon built-in circuits is expanding significantly a result of non-stop dimensional shrinkage to enhance potency and performance. This evolution in layout principles poses actual demanding situations for the fabrics scientists and processing engineers. fabrics, defects and processing now need to be understood of their totality. international specialists talk about, during this quantity, the an important matters dealing with lithography, ion implication and plasma processing, metallization and insulating layer caliber, and crystal development. specific emphasis is positioned upon silicon, yet compound semiconductors and photonic fabrics also are highlighted. the elemental innovations of section balance, interfaces and defects play a key position in realizing those an important concerns. those innovations are reviewed in an important type.

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After a brief pumpdown, the boat is transferred into the hotwalled, isothermal furnace, and growth commences immediately. The gaseous sources are silane, germane, diborane, and phosphine, diluted as required in He to achieve desired film compositions. The dependence of film growth rates and composition upon source content is discussed in detail elsewhere 5 . 36 3. 1 Materials UHV/CVD has been employed to produce both P and N type doped silicon layers. The most remarkable results to date has been for boron doping, where the dynamic range of doping spans values from 10 14 - 5x10 21 B/cm 3 • At the high end of this range, this is an alloy of 10% boron in silicon, deposited at 500C, which is both commensurate and free of precipitates.

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By the photocurrent wafer map frequently a straightforward identification of the contamination source is possible due to the characteristic contamination pattern (Fig. 26). Fe detection by the SPY method [46, 47] is based on the fact that in boron doped silicon interstitial iron undergoes a reversible pairing reaction with boron and that interstitial iron is about a ten times more efficient recombination center than FeB. The modulation of the diffusion length induced by iron in the different states is used to determine the Fe concentration.

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