Electronic transport properties of Ti-impurity band in Si



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Mártil de la Plaza, Ignacio and González Díaz, Germán and Olea Ariza, Javier (2009) Electronic transport properties of Ti-impurity band in Si. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 42 (8). ISSN 0022-3727

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/42/8/085110


In this paper we show that pulsed laser melted high dose implantation of Ti in Si, above the Mott transition, produces an impurity band (IB) in this semiconductor. Using the van der Pauw method and Hall effect measurements we find strong laminated conductivity at the implanted layer and a temperature dependent decoupling between the Ti implanted layer (TIL) and the substrate. The conduction mechanism from the TIL to the substrate shows blocking characteristics that could be well explained through IB theory. Using the ATLAS code we can estimate the energetic position of the IB at 0.36 eV from the conduction band, the density of holes in this band which is closely related to the Ti atomic density and the hole mobility in this band. Band diagrams of the structure at low and high temperatures are also simulated in the ATLAS framework. The simulation obtained is fully coherent with experimental results.

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© 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd. The authors would like to acknowledge the Nanotechnology and Surface Analysis Services of the Universidad de Vigo C.A.C.T.I. for SIMS measurements, the Center for Microanalysis of Materials of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid for RBS measurements, C.A.I. de difracción de rayos X of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid for GIXRD measurements and C.A.I. de Técnicas Físicas of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid for ion implantation experiments. This work was made possible thanks to the FPI (Grant No BES-2005-7063) of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. This work was partially supported by the Projects NUMANCIA (No S-0505/ENE/000310) founded by the Comunidad de Madrid and GENESIS-FV (No CSD2006-00004) founded by the Spanish Consolider National Programme and by U.C.M.-C.A.M. under Grant CCG07-UCM/TIC-2804.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Solar-Cells, Silicon, Efficiency, Transition, Alloys, Films, ZNO, GAN.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:25908
Deposited On:08 Jul 2014 07:14
Last Modified:31 Dec 2020 00:03

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