The influence of applied loads and loading/unloading rates on pressure-induced phase transitions in lightly and heavily boron-doped silicon was systematically investigated. The resultant phases were plotted into two-dimensional maps with applied loads and loading/unloading rates as the coordinate axes. The formation region of the amorphous phase in the heavily boron-doped silicon was found to be much larger than that in the lightly boron-doped one, suggesting that heavy boron doping promotes the amorphization in silicon.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)