Stabilization of Ge-rich defect complexes originating from E centers in Si(1-x)Ge(x):P
2010 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 81, no 13, 132103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Thermal evolution of vacancy complexes was studied in P-doped ([P] = 10(18) cm(-3)) proton irradiated Si(1-x)Ge(x) with Ge contents of 10%, 20%, and 30% in the range of 250-350 degrees C using positron annihilation spectroscopy. The radiation damage recovers in the course of anneals but the final state differs from that in as-grown samples indicating the presence of small Ge clusters in the samples, contrary to the initially random Ge distribution. The activation energy for the annealing process was estimated to be 1.4+/-0.3 eV and attributed to the dissociation energy of the vacancy-phosphorus-germanium (V-P-Ge) complex.
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2010. Vol. 81, no 13, 132103- p.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46663DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.132103ISI: 000277207900003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77955191149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-46663DiVA: diva2:454129
QC 201111052011-11-052011-11-042011-11-05Bibliographically approved