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Title: Nonlinear effects in defect production by atomic and molecular ion implantation

This report deals with studies concerning vacancy related defects created in silicon due to implantation of 200‚ÄČkeV per atom aluminium and its molecular ions up to a plurality of 4. The depth profiles of vacancy defects in samples in their as implanted condition are carried out by Doppler broadening spectroscopy using low energy positron beams. In contrast to studies in the literature reporting a progressive increase in damage with plurality, implantation of aluminium atomic and molecular ions up to Al{sub 3}, resulted in production of similar concentration of vacancy defects. However, a drastic increase in vacancy defects is observed due to Al{sub 4} implantation. The observed behavioural trend with respect to plurality has even translated to the number of vacancies locked in vacancy clusters, as determined through gold labelling experiments. The impact of aluminium atomic and molecular ions simulated using MD showed a monotonic increase in production of vacancy defects for cluster sizes up to 4. The trend in damage production with plurality has been explained on the basis of a defect evolution scheme in which for medium defect concentrations, there is a saturation of the as-implanted damage and an increase for higher defect concentrations.
Authors:
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  1. Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Chennai 603 102 (India)
  2. S.H. College, Thevara, Kochi 682 013 (India)
  3. Centre for Ion Beam Applications, Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117542 (Singapore)
  4. National Isotope Centre, GNS Science, PO Box 31-312, Lower Hutt 5040 (New Zealand)
  5. (New Zealand)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22399221
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ALUMINIUM; ATOMS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONCENTRATION RATIO; DOPPLER BROADENING; GOLD; ION IMPLANTATION; KEV RANGE; MOLECULAR IONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; POSITRON BEAMS; SILICON; VACANCIES