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Title: Identification of photoluminescence P line in indium doped silicon as In{sub Si}-Si{sub i} defect

Indium and carbon co-implanted silicon was investigated by low-temperature photoluminescence spectroscopy. A photoluminescence peak in indium doped silicon (P line) was found to depend on the position of a silicon interstitial rich region, the existence of a SiN{sub x}:H/SiO{sub x} stack and on characteristic illumination and annealing steps. These results led to the conclusion that silicon interstitials are involved in the defect and that hydrogen impacts the defect responsible for the P line. By applying an unique illumination and annealing cycle we were able to link the P line defect with a defect responsible for degradation of charge carrier lifetime in indium as well as boron doped silicon. We deduced a defect model consisting of one acceptor and one silicon interstitial atom denoted by A{sub Si}-Si{sub i}, which is able to explain the experimental data of the P line as well as the light-induced degradation in indium and boron doped silicon. Using this model we identified the defect responsible for the P line as In{sub Si}-Si{sub i} in neutral charge state and C{sub 2v} configuration.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH, Konrad-Zuse-Str. 14, 99099 Erfurt (Germany)
  2. TU Ilmenau, Institut für Physik, Weimarer Str. 32, 98693 Ilmenau (Germany)
  3. Infineon Technologies AG, Am Campeon 1-12, 85579 Neubiberg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22454414
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANNEALING; CARBON; CHARGE STATES; DEFECTS; DOPED MATERIALS; HYDROGEN; INDIUM; INTERSTITIALS; LINE DEFECTS; PEAKS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SILICON; SILICON OXIDES; SPECTROSCOPY