Identification of vacancy-oxygen complexes in Si by coincidence Doppler broadening of positron annihilation radiation and first-principles calculations

Z. Tang, T. Nonaka, Y. Nagai, M. Hasegawa

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Abstract

A full-potential and all-electron first-principles method for calculation of positron annihilation characteristics in solids is presented, in which the wave functions of electrons and positron are expanded by linearized augmented plane waves and plane waves, respectively. The method is employed to calculate the coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) of positron annihilation radiation spectra from Si bulk, monovacancy, divacancy, and various vacancy-oxygen complexes. In addition, experiments were performed on electron-irradiated Cz (Czochralski grown) Si samples after post-irradiation annealing up to 600°C. Though the longer lifetime for the defects is almost constant at about 300 ps during annealing, the CDB spectra for the Cz Si samples exhibit a distinct stage around 350°C, indicating a marked change in the defect nature after annealing at 350°C. By combining the experiments and theories, the observed annealing behavior is clarified to be due to the formation of V4O2 in the Cz Si.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Volume363-365
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event12th International Conference on Positron Annihilation - Munchen, Germany
Duration: 2000 Aug 62000 Aug 12

Keywords

  • Coincidence Doppler broadening
  • Full-potential linearized-augmented-plane-wave calculation
  • Positron annihilation
  • Si
  • Vacancy-oxygen complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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