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Interstitial Ti for intermediate band formation in Ti-supersaturated silicon



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Mártil de la Plaza, Ignacio and González Díaz, Germán and Olea Ariza, Javier (2012) Interstitial Ti for intermediate band formation in Ti-supersaturated silicon. Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (11). ISSN 0021-8979


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4768274



We have analyzed by means of Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) the Ti lattice location and the degree of crystalline lattice recovery in heavily Ti implanted silicon layers subsequently pulsed laser melted (PLM). Theoretical studies have predicted that Ti should occupy interstitial sites in silicon for a metallic-intermediate band (IB) formation. The analysis of Ti lattice location after PLM processes is a crucial point to evaluate the IB formation that can be clarifyied by means of RBS measurements. After PLM, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry measurements show that the Ti concentration in the layers is well above the theoretical limit for IB formation. RBS measurements have shown a significant improvement of the lattice quality at the highest PLM energy density studied. The RBS channeling spectra reveals clearly that after PLM processes Ti impurities are mostly occupying interstitial lattice sites. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4768274]

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© 2012 American Institute of Physics. Authors would like to acknowledge the CAI de Técnicas Físicas of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid for ion implantation experiments, Nanotechnology and Surface Analysis Services of the Universidad de Vigo C.A.C.T.I. for ToF-SIMS measurements, and C.M.A.M. of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid for RBS measurements. This work was partially supported by the Project NUMANCIA II (Grant No. S-2009/ENE/1477) funded by the Comunidad de Madrid. D. Pastor and J. Olea acknowledge Professor A. Luque and Professor A. Martí for the useful discussions and guidance and also acknowledge financial support from the MICINN within the program Juan de la Cierva (JCI-2011-10402 and JCI-2011-11471).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Solar-Cells, Efficiency.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:25806
Deposited On:12 Jun 2014 09:34
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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