Epitaxial growth of B-doped Si on Si(100) by electron-cyclotron-resonance Ar plasma chemical vapor deposition in a SiH4-B2H 6-H2 gas mixture without substrate heating

Yusuke Abe, Masao Sakuraba, Junichi Murota

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Abstract

Characteristics of B-doped Si epitaxial growth on Si(100) by using electron-cyclotron-resonance Ar plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition without substrate heating in a SiH4-B2H6-H 2-Ar gas mixture were investigated. B concentration in the deposited films increases with decreasing microwave power for plasma generation. At the microwave power of 125 W, the B concentration increases up to 5 × 10 21 cm- 3. Deposition rate of the B-doped Si tends to be enhanced at the higher B2H6 partial pressure. Resistivity of the B-doped Si film tends to increase with decreasing the microwave power. Referring Irvin curve, in the case of 200 W, the carrier concentration is estimated to be at least about 1017 cm- 3 at the B concentration of 1021 cm- 3. After heat treatment in N2 atmosphere at 200 °C and 300 °C for 2 h, the resistivity drastically decreases to the value which corresponds to carrier concentration of around 1019 cm- 3. From Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy measurement, it is found that hydrogen incorporated in the as-deposited film desorbed by the heat treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 30

Keywords

  • Boron
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Doping
  • Electrical activity
  • Epitaxial growth
  • Plasma
  • Resistivity
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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